Upcoming Connecticut Antique Auto Events for the Shoreline Area, and Beyond...
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*We are now in process of building up our 2022 event listings... The 2022s are now back to being highlighted in BLUE... As always, we welcome you to please send us your CT Shoreline-area old car event listings!

This Calendar is originated and periodically updated by the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection, a not-for-profit enterprise run for antique auto enthusiasts, by antique auto enthusiasts. As the information presented here is gleaned from a WIDE variety of sources, there is no way we can vouch for the truth or accuracy of anything, and we STRONGLY suggest you get in touch with the applicable event contacts listed, to make sure the event is indeed going to be held (especially before you make a long trip to attend!). Thank you. SAAC, P.O. Box 3353, Stony Creek, CT 06405, e-mail CommonGear@aol.com, web site http://www.shorelineantiqueautoconnection.com/ . Please send your CT Shoreline-area event listings for inclusion here (non-marque-specific events preferred).

WHY DO WE DO THIS? - We maintain this Calendar as a service to our fellow local-area antique auto enthusiasts! It's not perfect, but we always work very hard at it, and try to verify as much as possible everything that we publish. And we love to share it! We are not professionals at this--only enthusiasts who enjoy the old car hobby. What would really make us happy, however, is that those who may like to copy and paste our exhaustively researched (always with sources credited), written-out & detailed listings for their own web site use, to please occasionally give us a little bit of a shout-out! Thanks for your understanding and support! See you out there at the shows & cruises!

"WHERE ELSE ARE GOOD PLACES TO LOOK FOR UPCOMING CAR EVENT LISTINGS FOR THIS AREA?" - Frankly, at this stage of the game (mid-June 2020), the only calendar I really trust is THIS ONE. Other calendars that I look at regularly appear to be suffering from "lack of interest" by their editors/maintainers--and I can't say I blame them, since so much of the calendar updating I seem do these days is to revise events into cancelled events--it's depressing. For some reasonably reliable places to go look for events in Connecticut in general (we make no excuses for our desire to stay CT Shoreline-focused on this page), we first recommend The Connecticut Council of Car Clubs Events Calendar (whose editor John B. is extremely conscientious about keeping it accurate and updated; may we also suggest joining their Facebook group page for lots of event updates as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/), and then also Hemmings and also OldRide.com ... Beyond those, good luck... SUGGESTION: Contact the club or organization directly to see if their event is actually going to happen--relying solely on someone's haphazardly-maintained compendium of events (and I'm not saying I'm infallible--I only do this as a hobby after all) can often get you into trouble... Happy event hunting!

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AUGUST 5, 2022, Friday, North Branford – Cruise Night at the 2022 PoCo Fest in North Branford… GREAT NEWS: The North Branford Potato and Corn Festival is up and running for 2022, with the always-fun classic car & truck (& motorcycles too, I believe) cruise night happening on the opening day, Friday evening, August 5th! (EDIT: I stand corrected--from the main PoCo Fest page, it appears the *overall event* kicks off on Thursday the 4th... But the *CRUISE NIGHT* is indeed Friday the 5th)... Check out the basic "Save The Date" info online now at the dedicated page from their web site: "Cruise Night at the 2022 PoCo Fest," at: http://www.nbpotatofest.com/events/car-show.aspx ... The main PoCo Fest web site has more overall info about the event, including the location and directions for getting there: http://www.nbpotatofest.com/ … And the Festival's Facebook page (make sure to visit and give 'em a "Like") is located online at: https://www.facebook.com/NorthBranfordPoCoFest/ … Always a great, laid-back, good time at the PoCo Fest cruise night in nearby North Branford! Very psyched to see that it’s happening again this year!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/26/2022)

AUGUST 6, 2022, Saturday, New Haven – “…Community Action Agency’s 28th Annual ChiliFest – ‘Bringin’ The Heat To New Haven’ – to Benefit the CAANH Emergency Food Pantry – A multi-faceted event (including Classic Car Show, 1pm-4pm—see important info from WPLR at the end of this listing), to be held at East Shore Park, Woodward Avenue, New Haven, 11am to 5pm… Quoting from the flyer that we saw online on theFacebook system (specifically a post by our friend Miguel Santos to The Northeast Volks group page -https://www.facebook.com/groups/357860876288691 - a day or so ago, on 7/13/2022): “…Community Action Agency’s 28th Annual ChiliFest, Saturday, August 6, 2022, East Shore Park, Woodward Avenue, New Haven, 11am to 5pm… Children’s activities—arts & crafts… Classic Car Show… Entertainment… Food… Beer & Chili Tasking 12pm-3pm… Attendance fee: $30 for space 10’x10’, make checks payable to “CAANH”, send to” CAANH, Attention Sharon Willard, 419 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511; electronic payment accepted via paypal on CAANH’s website www.caanh.net … Set up time 8:00am… Contact: Sharon Willard 203-859-6640 or swillard@caanh.net … All proceeds to benefit CAANH Emergency Food Pantry…”… More info – This Patch page also appears to contain most of the info from the flyer: https://patch.com/connecticut/newhaven/calendar/event/20220806/1851757/caanhs-28th-annual-chilifest ... I’ve driven my old car to this event a couple years ago, and it’s a fun & relaxed good time. Don’t forget that Woodward Avenue is in “The Annex” section of New Haven (that’s on the east side of the Q Bridge), and very easy to get to from “The Shoreline”… IMPORTANT INFO FOR CLASSIC CAR OWNERS – We found the event listed on the WPLR web site—the dedicated info page is: https://www.wplr.com/2022/07/09/chili-fest-classic-car-show/ - and here’s what you need to be aware of: “…CLASSIC CAR OWNERS! Registration for the Car Show starts at 12pm. The Car Show is from 1pm-4pm on the paved lot at East Shore Park. Admission to have your car on display is $10 with proceeds benefiting the CAANH. To reserve your parking spot at the car show, please email drew.carrano@wplr.com or text the word CAR to 203-882-9757. There is no cut off year and space is limited. All registered cars will receive two complimentary hot dogs….”… And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/14/2022)

AUGUST 6, 2022, Saturday, North Haven – “…The North Haven Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 Presents Their ‘1st Annual Car Show’ – On the grounds of St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473… Saturday, August 6, 2022… (Rain date = August 13, 2022)… Pre-registration $15; registration day of show $20… Registration 7:30am to 8:30am… Show 9am to 3pm… Judging stars at 12 noon… Trophies at end of the day… Bring your classic car or motorcycle—all makes and models—no cut off year… Large asphalt parking lot—grass area—bring your chairs and enjoy the day!... For more information contact John Giorgio 203-430-6549 or email: jallstarelectric@aol.com … Visit our web site at: https://northhavenlodge2805.club/car-show ... Fun for the whole family… Food, music, 50-50 raffle…”… webmaster’s note – We noticed a “merchandise or craft vendors” form also at the web site, so presumably there will also be other attractions in addition to the car show—sounds great!... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1118037582348735/): “…A fun event for the whole family. This is held in very large parking lot with lots of room to spread out safely. Food, Music, Games, Raffles! Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day with us… Spector admission is free…”… More info – Please be sure to visit the official Facebook page of the North Haven Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 2805 (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/NorthHavenSonsAndDaughtersOfItalyLodge2805/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/23/2022)

AUGUST 6, 2022, Saturday, Northford – “Millpond Gatherings Summer Car Cruise”… August 6th & 27th, 10am to 1pm, at 1565 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT… ‘Limited parking – first come, first serve…’… Paved parking… Food specials… indoor bathrooms… millpondgatherings.com … 203-714-4700…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our old car friend Joe Sandella for the heads-up about this event! We went and found the Facebook page for Millpond Gatherings (https://www.facebook.com/millpondgatherings - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), which then led us to the Facebook event page for these two dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412626755816039/1412626762482705 ... Quoting from the FB event page: “…Tops down and Cruise on over this August 6th & August 27th from 10am-1pm!... Come admire some beautiful classic cars and have lunch!... Cars, Trucks, Trikes, Motorcycles, all are welcome!...”… Sounds great to us!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/3/2022)

AUGUST 6, 2022, Saturday, Orange – “Detail Garage of Orange CT's 'Rides & Coffee'”… 10am to 1pm, at Detail Garage of Orange, CT, 96 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT... Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/764039378280341/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/3/2022)

AUGUST 7, 2022, Sunday, East Hampton – “…Sunday, August 7, 2022 - BACC’s 55th Vintage Motorcar Meet…”… Just a heads up date reminder—more info as it becomes available, but for now, we saw the date for this published on the Belltown Antique Car Club’s main web site page: https://www.belltownantiquecarclub.org/ … *6/3/2022 IMPORTANT UPDATES & EVENT DETAILS – We received a very nice e-mailing today from Mark Aldieri (markarchitect@mac.com) of the Belltown Club, with a very comprehensive Official Press Release about this great show attached, and we are pleased to including that Press Release here in its entirety: “…For Immediate Release (June 3, 2022), P. R. Contact: Mark Aldieri, 860-301-4548, markarchitect@mac.com … Belltown’s Antique Car Show Marks 54th Year on August 1st… East Hampton, Conn. - The Belltown Antique Car Club will host its 55th Annual Vintage Motorcar Meet on Sunday, August 7, 2021. Always the first Sunday in August, the show is held at the Haddam Neck Fairgrounds in Haddam Neck. Take Rte. 151 (on the east side of the Conn. River) south from Cobalt or north from East Haddam to Haddam Neck Rd. Bear left onto Quarry Hill Rd. after the firehouse to reach the Fairgrounds entrance… Stock, unmodified antique cars & trucks at least 40 years old (up to 1981) will be judged in 24 classes, eligible for our unique “Belltown Bell” trophies. The first 300 show cars will get a dash plaque. There promises to be an interesting mix of everything from Brass-Era cars to 1960’s muscle cars, orphan nameplates to luxury marques, and classic sports cars to vintage pick-ups. Judging begins at noon, trophies awarded at 3 p.m. A display-only area will be provided for hot rods, kit cars and modified collector cars (up to 1981) that are not eligible for trophies. All vehicles newer than 40 years old must go to the spectator parking area… Also included in the event is a flea market with vendors offering antique car parts, tools and other merchandise of interest to collector car hobbyists. Food and refreshment sales will be provided by the Masonic Lodge #112 of East Hampton… Show hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine (field conditions permitting); please, no bicycles or pets… Show car registration: $10.00 per car, includes admission to the show for driver & passengers… General admission: $5.00 per person (children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult); free spectator parking… For more information visit the club’s web site, www.belltownantiquecarclub.org …Club contacts for exhibitors and vendors: Alan Carlson - 860-267-9894 … Peter Christianson - 860-510-3340 (cell) … Jon Grant - 860-267-7507 … Club email: belltowncarclub@gmail.com …”… And there you have it!... Thanks again to Mark from the Belltown Club for keeping us on the mailing list!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/29/2022; important updates and event details added to this listing as of 6/3/2022)

AUGUST 7, 2022, Sunday, South Glastonbury – "...CVA ‘Dubs & Suds’ at Hops On The Hill Brewery…”… Quoting latest updates to the CVA’s coming events page (https://www.ctvwa.org/index1.php?center=center/showlocations.html): “…!!!NEW!!! Sunday August 7, 2022 - CVA Dubs & Suds at Hops on the Hill Brewery, 275 Dug Road South Glastonbury CT from 1 to 5pm. Please join us for a cold hand crafted beer or glass of wine on a family owned farm out in the country. Bring your tents and chairs and relax, a food truck will be on the premises or you can bring a picnic lunch. For more info contact Bill Arute, 860-395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org …”… More info – Please also be sure to visit the CVA’s Facebook group page (and join up!), online at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/275887482483748/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/21/2022)

AUGUST 7, 2022, Sunday, Essex - Start date for the new revised day of the week & other details: “Scotch Plains Tavern of Essex Presents ‘SPT Cruise Days’,” Every Sunday, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, through October 30th... 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426 (webmaster’s note – Believe this road is also known as Route 153,and since it’s to the west of Route 9, I think this area is sometimes referred-to as the “Centerbrook” section of Essex; easy to get to off of Route 9 Exit 3—might be known as “Plains Road” on some maps--or I-95 Exit 65, which I believe is the “Essex Road” exit)… Quoting from the UPDATED Facebook notice with flyer that they posted on their page within the last day or or so (https://www.facebook.com/scotchplainstavern/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there):   "...We are excited to announce that we are officially moving our SPT Cruise Days to Sundays, between 2:30pm and 5:30pm, through October 30th... Stop by on Sundays with the family and check out the exotic, vintage, and classic cars. Stay for dinner with your choice of signature burgers, delicious seafood, or a steak cooked to order. And, for the kids, we have Mac 'n Cheese, Grilled Cheese, and more... For more information go to: https://bit.ly/3L8AHro ..."... More info - We went to that dedicated event info page, which contains the following additional info: "...Vroom, Vroom — Classic and Exotic Cars - Sundays through October 30th from 2:30pm – 5:30pm... Stop by on Sundays with the family and check out the exotic, vintage, and classic cars. Stay for dinner with your choice of signature burgers, delicious seafood, or a steak cooked to order. And, for the kids, we have Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Grilled Cheese, and other delicious options... Looking for EXHIBITORS to show off their Hot and Exotic Car(s) at SPT Cruise Days on SUNDAYS from 2:30pm to 5:30p.    Exhibitors enjoy a one dollar draft & half price appetizers along  with a chance to win an SPT Gift Card!... Interested? Give us a call at (860) 662-4032, or just show up on SUNDAYS to show off your Hot and Exotic Car(s) between 2:30p to 5:30p..."... And there you have it!.... “…Do you own an exotic or classic car? Want to show it off? Give us a call, or just show up on Tuesdays at 5:30P… Exhibitors enjoy perks… #exoticcars … #scotchplaintavern ….”… Here’s the actual flyer wording: “…Be A Part Of The Action – Show Off Your Hot And Exotic Cars… Looking for exhibitors to show off their hot and exotic car(s) at ‘SPT Cruise Days’ on Tuesdays, from 5:30p to 7:30p… Exhibitors enjoy a one dollar draft and half price appetizers along with a chance to win an SPT Gift Card!... Interested? Give us a call at 860-662-4032, or just show up on Tuesdays…”… Sounds great to us!... Even more info – Please also be sure to check out the Scotch Plains Tavern official web site at: https://www.scotchplainstavern.com/ … (this event was originally added to this calendar as of 7/18/2022; updated as of 8/5/2022 with revised day of the week & other details)

AUGUST 7, 2022, Sunday, Stratford - "Cruise-In Car Show at Two  Roads Brewing Company - Presented by Black Horse Garage & Two Roads Brewing Company," 9am to 2pm, at Two Roads Brewing Company, 1700 Stratford Avenue, Stratford, CT... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1502657436831785): "...Join us Sunday August 7th for our Cruise-In Car Show. Our friends from Black Horse Garage and Shop Two Coffee will be back again this year along with EP Local serving up delicious breakfast!... All are welcome to come and showcase their car! Don’t have a car to showcase? No problem! Come on down, enjoy the day and see what cars are on display. Beer starts pouring at 10am!... Questions? Email us at events@tworoadsbrewing.com ..."... More info - Please make sure to visit the Two Roads Facebook page (& give 'em a "Like" while you're there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/TwoRoadsBrewing/ ...  And also - Please make sure to visit the Black Horse Garage Facebook page (& give 'em a "Like" while you're there also) online at: https://www.facebook.com/blackhorsegarage/ ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/5/2022)

AUGUST 13, 2022, Saturday, Bristol – “…New England Auto Museum Presents The ‘Summertime Car Show’ (formerly The Father’s Day Car Show) – Presented by Hagerty,   Saturday, August 13th, 2022, 3pm-8pm, rain or shine… Location: North Main Street, Bristol, CT (Enter through Race Street, off of West Street)… No cut-off year, all cars welcome… Cars displayed on the street in “Cruisin’” style… Show car admission $10… Great food and refreshments all day… All spectators free admission… Voluntary donations to New England Auto Museum… Trophies for People’s Choice, Favorite-In-Show, and Many More!... Dash plaques for the first 100 entrants…”… Quoting from the New England Auto Museum’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057860281382&fref=ts), where the flyer from which all of the above info was posted within the last day or so: “…Finally received our final approved permit for our 2022 Car Show to be held on August 13th, from 3pm to 8pm, North Main Street, Bristol. Same venue as last year! Many thanks to the City of Bristol!...”… More info – Please be sure to visit the NEAM’s official web site at: http://www.neautomuseum.org/ and/or also their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057860281382&fref=ts … And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/1/2022)

AUGUST 14, 2022, Sunday, Marlborough – “Freedom Forever Auto Club Presents ‘The Doug Repoli Memorial Cruise’ at The Farm At Carter Hill”… 11am-3pm, at The Farm At Carter Hill, 86 E. Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/387452653429577/): “…A cruise to commemorate my Dad's life and love for classic cars... A Fun time for gearheads at the farms!... Trophies for the top vehicles!... There will be music, raffles, cruise shirts + stickers... Also, there will be yummy food and drinks for sale provided by The Farm at Carter Hill... Suggested entry donation of $5-$10 per show vehicle (a portion of proceeds will go towards an animal charity, TBD)… Parking will be marked by signs and will be on the fields… Judging takes place at 1:45 pm. Raffles and trophies announced at 2:30 pm…”… More info – Please be sure to visit the official Facebook page of the Freedom Forever Auto Club (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/FreedomForeverAutoClub/   - and please also be sure to visit The Farm At Carter Hill’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66 (and be sure to give them a “Like” also!)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/26/2022)

AUGUST 19, 2022, Friday, Bozrah – “Classic Car Night at the Bozrah Farmer’s Market”… 4-7pm, at Bozrah Farmer’s Market, 45 Bozrah Street, Bozrah, CT 06334… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/305695028425791/): “…It is Classic Car Night at the Market where we will be rocking some oldies, so bring down your Classic Car to hang out with other car enthusiasts or come on out to check them out. Our guest food trucks will be: One Love Rolling Cook Shed, John's Twisted Q…”… More info – Please be sure to check out the Bozrah Farmer’s Market Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/BozrahFarm ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/11/2022)

AUGUST 20, 2022, Saturday, Guilford – “Moroso Performance Products 1st (in a really long time) Annual Car Show“…Quoting from Rick Moroso’s post to his own Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/rick.moroso) as of a day or so ago: “…Save The Date! August 20th!... Moroso Performance Products 1st (in a really long time) Annual Car Show!... More info to follow soon!...”… Sounds GREAT to us! We will sit tight for more info—and also update this listing as more event details are released!... *4/26/2022 UPDATES: DETAILS OF THE EVENT ARE NOW PUBLISHED: Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/392793289404666): “…Join us for our inaugural summer car show this August! We'll have food trucks, music, giveaways and trophies for vehicles registered for the show! All cars welcome!... Goodie bags for the first 200 cars registered!... $10 registration fee, $5 spectator admission and kids under 12 free!... Proceeds will benefit Apple Pi Robotics (FRC Team 2067) and United Way of Greater New Haven!... Doors open at 9:00 for show cars!... Rain Date: August 21, 2022… For any questions, call us at 203-453-6571 or email Penelope at pmoroso@moroso.com !...”… Additional info - It was pointed out to me by a reader that this listing did not include the event location--the event location, per the Facebook event page, is Moroso Performance Products, 80 Carter Drive, Guilford, CT 06437 ... Hopefully that clears up any remaining questions, and thanks to that reader for alerting me about that apparent omission... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/14/2022; additional event details added to this listing as of 4/26/2022; specific event location information added to this listing as of 8/8/2022)

AUGUST 20, 2022, Saturday, Southington – "... ‘Ellie’s 2nd Annual Birthday Charity Car Show’ – Presented by the Freedom Forever Auto Club – Benefits K9s for Warriors…”… Quoting from a flyer that was placed in Diane’s car at the 6/15/2022 Main Street Middletown Cruise Night: “…Ellie’s 2nd Annual Birthday Charity Car Show – Benefits K9s for Warriors… Saturday, August 20th, 11am to 3pm, at Southington Drive-In, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT… Trophies, raffles, event shirts, food & ice cream, music… Check Facebook for rain dates and updates: www.facebook.com/FreedomForeverAutoClub ...”... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2022)

AUGUST 20, 2022, Saturday, New Haven – "... ‘6th Annual Car Show in Remembrance of Gerry’ – Presented M-Pire A.C. and HKH…”… Quoting from a post on the M-Pire A.C.'s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mpirefireac/ - Make sure to visit and give 'em a "Like" while you're there) on 6/22/2022: "...Make sure to clear your schedules August 20, 2022, 8:30am to 4:00pm, for the 6th Annual M-PIRE A.C. Community Car Show at 399 Munson Street, New Haven, CT! Register from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Many categories including Best Jeep, and 50/50 raffle... Rain date: August 21st..."... More info is available from the very detailed flyer that was also posted with the event announcement (make sure to go to M-Pire's Facebook page to view the flyer directly - https://www.facebook.com/mpirefireac/): "...Registration fee $10... For more info call 203-624-4477..."... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/27/2022)

AUGUST 20, 2022, Saturday, Deep River – “…’Cars and Conversation at Abingdon,’ Saturday, August 20th, 9-11am, at Abingdon Spares, 900 Industrial Park road, Deep River, CT 06417…”… Quoting from Ed Cooke’s (ed@abingdonspares.com) e-mail of 7/15/2022: “…Hello Steve, You helped us get the word out last time and I am hoping you can do it again!... Abingdon Spares is holding a Cars and Conversation on Saturday, August 20th, from 9-11 am.  It is a very informal gathering of British Sports car, with the occasional German and Italian ones too! It is held at our location in Deep River, CT: 900 Industrial Park Road, Deep River, CT 06417…. I was hoping you could list this on your web calendar, it is open to all sports cars, not just British or any interesting cars really.  More information can be found at: https://abingdonspares.com/pages/contact-abingdon-spares - or at the numbers below… Thank you, Ed Cooke, ed@abingdonspares.com … Abingdon Spares 800.225.0251 or 860.322.3128 … 900 Industrial Park Road, Deep River, CT 06417 … abingdonspares.com …”… Sounds great, thanks Ed, we are happy to help spread the word! And we had a ton of fun back at your April 16thevent! Thanks for the hospitality!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/15/2022)

AUGUST 20, 2022, Saturday, Middlefield – Connecticut Volkswagen Association and CT CORSA’s ‘Air Cooled at the Orchard’… “…Saturday August 20, 2022 – CVA & CT CORSA’s “Air-Cooled at the Orchard” Address: Lymans Orchard 32 Reeds Gap Rd. Middlefield, Ct. 06455 from 9 to 2. (Rain date Sunday August 21st) This show is open to all air-cooled Volkswagens and Corvairs. $10 for show cars, general admission FREE! No vending. For more info contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org …”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend, CVA head guy Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) for sending along the full 2022 year’s-worth of CVA events (via an e-mail dated 2/1/2022), from which this event listing was extracted! Thanks Bill and all CVA-ers for all your work to create fun events thru the year, and for keeping us on the mailing list!.. (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/8/2022)

AUGUST 21, 2022, Sunday, North Haven – “…’Army’s Legacy Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Presents: “2nd Annual Legacy Car Show,’… Open to All Vehicles—No Cut Off… Music, Vendors, Food Trucks, Raffles… 10-4pm, at North Haven Fair Grounds, 290 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473… $5 Spectator Fee… Army’s Legacy Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, armyslegacyrescuesanctuary@gmail.com , 203-915-4722 …”… webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed from a flyer that was posted on the Facebook system by Amanda Vecchio Armstrong (https://www.facebook.com/amanda.vecchioarmstrong), on 1/6/2022, along with this note: “…Don’t forget to put us in your calendar! Looking for cars and vendors!...”… Additional info – We also found this web page for Army’s Legacy, which you can view online at: https://armyslegacy.org/ … And there you have it!... Additional comment - Not gonna lie--we also love our animals and appreciate projects like this that help them find their forever homes!... *4/7/2022 UPDATE: ADDITIONAL INFO FROM THE ORGANIZERS – Quoting from Kim Mucha’s (https://www.facebook.com/kim.mucha.3) post of 3/30/2022 to the Shoreline Antique Auto Connection’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ShorelineOldies): “…Don’t miss this one!... Looking for judges—contact me… Over 400+ cars expected… Food trucks, music, shopping, and of course, CARS!!!...”… Sounds awesome! Please do get in touch with Kim if you can be of help with judging--and/or call or e-mail the organizing team: armyslegacyrescuesanctuary@gmail.com , 203-915-4722… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/12/2022; additional event details were added to this listing as of 4/7/2022)

AUGUST 21, 2022, Sunday, Plantsville-Southington – “…The Roaring 20’s Antique and Classic Car Club and the Southington Drive-In Present ‘A Golden Anniversary Car Show & Swap Meet,’… Sunday, August 21st, 2022, at Southington Drive-In, 955 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (Route 322), Plantsville, CT… 9:00am to 2:00pm; 8:00am for show vehicles and swap meet vendors… Rain date = Sunday, August 28th, 2022… $10 show vehicles, $5 spectators; swap meet spaces are limited, $40, first-come, first-served basis… Portion of the proceeds will benefit Southington Bread for Life… For show info, directions, and covid updates, visit: www.roaring20s.club …”… webmaster'ss note – Thanks to our friends at CT Cruise News for posting the electronic copy of the official show flyer from which all of the above info was transcribed—here’s the link to the flyer: https://www.ctcruisenews.com/events/e062.php ... More info – Here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1368192117005293/ and also suggest you check out the R20’s official Facebook page (and make sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/The-Roaring-20s-Antique-and-Classic-Car-Club-125842214105503 and the Southington Drive-In’s official Facebook, page (which also deserves a visit and a “Like”) is online at: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSouthingtonDriveIn/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2022)

AUGUST 21, 2022, Sunday, Trumbull – "...Monroe Street Rodders Presents: ‘St. Joseph’s Fundraiser Car Show’…”… Quoting from the flyer & associated announcement that The Monroe Street Rodders (https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders/) posted to their Facebook page earlier today (with a significant event date revision, relative to what was posted by John Caruso a couple of days ago): “…Schedule Change!... We had to reschedule our car show for St Joseph’s Center due to an over scheduling of events on the 24th of July. Note the new date for that event. Hope to see you there…”… And wording from the updated flyer: “…Monroe Street Rodders Presents: ‘St. Joseph’s Fundraiser Car Show,’ sponsored by St. Joseph’s Center in cooperation with the Monroe Street Rodders Car Club… Sunday, August 21st, 2022… 8:30am – 3:00pm… (Rain date = August 28th, 2022)… Antiques, stock, hot rod, muscle cars, custom & classics… All show cars welcome… Trophies, music, food, and fun for all!... Place: 2668 Main Street, Trumbull, CT… Cost: $10 per car…”… And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/14/2022)

AUGUST 21, 2022, Sunday, East Hampton – “Brit Jam 2022 – ‘Connecticut’s Finest Classic Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet’ – Presented by British Iron Association of Connecticut”… 9am-4:30pm, at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, Route 151, East Hampton, CT… $10 admission… Info - https://www.ctbritiron.org/britjam36.htm or 860-845-3147 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2022)

AUGUST 21, 2022, Sunday, Wallingford – (TENTATIVE INFO, since we haven’t seen an official announcements for it yet…):The Buick Club of American Yankee Chapter Car Show’… Believe this event is normally held at Wallingford Buick-GMC, which is located at 1122 Old North Colony Road, Wallingford, CT 06492… We don’t have any other info about this event at this time. We are aware of an e-mail for the Yankee Chapter BCA, however, that you can try if you wish: buickyank@sbcglobal.net … And that’s all I have at this time… *IMPORTANT UPDATED EVENT INFO ADDED AS OF 6/29/2022 – We were browsing the coming events page of our friends the CT Seaport Car Club (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm), and found what appears to be the official information about this show, including also a flyer link. The event word-listing read as follows: “…Sunday, August 21, 2022, Wallingford CT - Yankee Chapter Buick Car Show… Location: Wallingford Buick GMC, 1122 Old North Colony Road, Wallingford CT… 9AM-3PM… $10.00 Registration Fee… Show Open to Buick’s up to 2007… Peer Judging for Top 10 In Show and Dealers Choice Trophy… Information Rich @ 203-509-6136…”… FLYER LINK (courtesy CT Seaport Car Club): https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2022/Yankee%20Car%20Show%202022.jpg … (this TENTATIVE event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2022; updated event info added to this listing as of 6/29/2022)

NEW DATES AUGUST 26-28 (official web site now notes new dates due to covid/omicron concerns) FEBRUARY 10-122022, Thursday-Saturday, Atlantic City (NEW JERSEY) – “GPK Collector Cars & Auctions Presents - The Atlantic City Auction & Car Show,” at Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401… Event Hours: Thursday 11-7, Friday 9-7, Saturday 9-7… Auction Hours: Thursday 1pm, Friday 11am, Saturday 11am… Daily Admission Prices: Advance adult admission $20 per person per day—online; $25 per person per day onsite; child’s free under 12… Info: https://gpkauctions.net/ac_auction__car_show/ ... *1/20/2022 UPDATE – NEW EVENT DATES – Per the official event web site (https://gpkauctions.net/ac_auction__car_show/), the event was rescheduled “…Given the growing concerns around the Covid-19 omnicron variant and with consideration for the health and safety of our participants and staff, the 2022 Atlantic City Auctions & Car Show will be re-scheduled… The new dates will be August 26-28, 2022…”… And there you have it… NOTE – I have not gone and reviewed all of the other event details, such as event hours, etc., to see if anything has changed, so it is strongly suggested that you do your legwork to make sure you understand all the details before making any long trips to attend… (this event was added to this calendar as of 12/7/2021; event date revision incorporated into this listing as of 1/20/2022)

AUGUST 27, 2022, Saturday, Madison – “The Madison Historical Society Celebrates 50 Years on the Green – ‘Antiques Fair and Summer Festival’ (with Antique Cars)”… Saturday, August 27th, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm, rain or shine… Admission $6 (under 13 free; free admission to Madison Historical Society Members)… Quoting from the 4/13/2022 instant message received from our friend Nikiki Travaglino of CT Shoreline Cars And Coffee  (https://www.facebook.com/ctshorelinecarsandcoffee): “…Good morning Steve, I just spoke to Rick Camp from the Madison Historical Society and they are having their Annual Antique Fair and looking for antique cars to join in on the fun. There is a gentleman from Guilford who will be bringing his steamer and raffling off a ride, and he’ll be bringing his Auburn. Here is the flyer…”… webmaster’s note – Nikki provided a copy of the flyer, which I was unable to find a copy of on the Madison Historical Society’s web site, HOWEVER, there is a DEDICATED EVENT PAGE with a whole lot of detail about the event, which you are urged to go view online at: https://www.madisonhistory.org/mhs-antiques-fair/ - IMPORTANT: There is also, toward the bottom of that page, specific information about the ANTIQUE CAR SHOW, and specifically a REGISTRATION FORM for you to fill out and submit electronically, along with a description and picture of your vehicle… IMPORTANT: It also states that “There is limited space,” and also that “Vehicles will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.” So please bear both of those things in mind, and go do that page to review & apply to show your antique car: https://www.madisonhistory.org/mhs-antiques-fair/ … Continuing with Nikki’s 4/13 note: “…He asked if we could help him spread the word and get more antique cars there. I thought of you immediately. I told him that I could share it on our page and that I would speak to you and see if you had any thoughts…”… webmaster’s note – I asked Nikki a follow-up question bout how many antique cars the Antiques Fair organizers would like/be happy with showing up. She indicated: “…I think that if they got 20 they would be happy. He told me they will be sectioning off an area for the cars near Route 1 and away from the vendors…”… All sounds great, thanks Nikki, and we are pleased to help spread the word about this very cool & unique opportunity for local antique car owners to show off their rides in an exclusive and very visible and exciting setting. DON’T FORGET TO GO TO THAT REGISTRATION PAGE AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU PRE-REGISTER PROPERLY. Oh, and I’m going to assume that the $6 admission charge noted near the top of this listing won’t apply to those antique car drivers who’ve properly pre-registered and gotten their cars accepted—but you should make sure to contact the organizers to confirm that… Thanks again Nikki, and the Madison Historical Society!... More info – I looked at the MHS’s Facebook page and didn’t find any specific info about the Festival, but you’re certainly encouraged to go check out their page, and please do be sure to  give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there: https://www.facebook.com/MadisonHistoricalSociety ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/10/2022)

AUGUST 27, 2022, Saturday, Northford – “Millpond Gatherings Summer Car Cruise”… August 6th & 27th, 10am to 1pm, at 1565 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT… ‘Limited parking – first come, first serve…’… Paved parking… Food specials… indoor bathrooms… millpondgatherings.com … 203-714-4700…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our old car friend Joe Sandella for the heads-up about this event! We went and found the Facebook page for Millpond Gatherings (https://www.facebook.com/millpondgatherings - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), which then led us to the Facebook event page for these two dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412626755816039/1412626762482705 ... Quoting from the FB event page: “…Tops down and Cruise on over this August 6th & August 27th from 10am-1pm!... Come admire some beautiful classic cars and have lunch!... Cars, Trucks, Trikes, Motorcycles, all are welcome!...”… Sounds great to us!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 8/3/2022)

AUGUST 28, 2022, Sunday, Farmington – “Dream Show 2022,” Sun., Aug. 28, 8 AM – 5 PM, The Farmington Polo Club, 162 Town Farm Rd, Farmington, CT… The following event info was posted January 24, 2022 by John B. of 4Cs on the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/): “…Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Dream Show is the largest car show benefiting The Hometown Foundation, Inc. The show has evolved from its motorcycle roots to one of the top premier car shows on the East Coast. Hundreds of exotic and classic car owners and enthusiasts from around the world converge in Farmington, CT for this unique spectacle! In past years, we have debuted multiple super and hypercars including, the east coast debuts of the Koenigsegg Jesko and Pagani Huayra BC Roadster. 2021 will surpass expectations with displays from premier marques including, Ferrari, McLaren, Jaguar, Koenigsegg, Pagani, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Apollo, De Tomaso, and more!... Bring your car to the show for a day of fun or have your car judged by our world-class judges! Whether it is the rumble of a 427 Cobra or the sleek lines of an E-Type, this 12 class judged show appeals to all enthusiasts! The finest automobiles from across the Northeast descend upon the Farmington Polo Club to take the crown of Dream Ride's Best In Show!... Pre-registration is not required, but strongly encouraged for this show as space fills up quickly and space is limited. Registration for the 2021 Dream Ride Experience is coming soon!... For any questions or more information about the 2022 Dream Show, please contact Kaitlyn Koch at kkoch@bozzutos.com or 203.250.5192…”… And John noted the original source of this event listing as the CarsAndCoffeeEvents.com web site: https://carsandcoffeeevents.com/event/dream-show-2022/ … And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/28/2022)

AUGUST 28, 2022, Sunday, Prospect – The Office of the Mayor and the Prospect Car Owners Association Present the “37th Annual Sock Hop and Car Show,” Sunday, August 28th, 12:00 to 5:00pm, at the Prospect Town Green, Prospect, CT (webmaster’s note – If I remember correctly, the Prospect Town Green is located approximately at the intersection of Routes 68 & 69—if you make it that far, you can’t miss the event—it’s a MAJOR party!)... Quoting from the Hemmings event listing (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=60736): “…Prospect Sock Hop & Car Show… August 28, 2022, 12 to 5 but come early… 37th Annual car show. 2 live bands, AJ from PLR, about 750 cars. 500 goodie bags with dash plaques. Free admission… Sponsor: Prospect Car Owners Association… When: August 28, 2022 12 to 5 but come early… Location: Center St., Prospect, CT, 06712… Cost: No charge… To Register: or call Daniel Archambault at 2032323879…”… FLYER – The Hemmings event listing also contained a picture of the flyer, that you can click on for a few more details that are provided there—here’s the FLYER LINK: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/87846384-0-0.jpg?rev=1Even more info – Here’s your Facebook event page for this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1286874171819968/   - and please also be sure to check out the Prospect Car Owners Association Facebook group page online at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/945282639315660 ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2022)

SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2022, Thursday-Sunday, Parsippany (NEW JERSEY) – “Lead East”… World’s Largest ‘50s Party and Car Shows, at Parsippany Hilton Hotel/Hampton Inn, Parsippany, NJ… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Steve DeVito (stevedevito44@gmail.com) who sent us an e-mail heads up just today advising us of this event, and suggesting it be added to the SAAC Calendar. He provided this Facebook link for the event: https://www.facebook.com/Lead-East-271452447130 (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”) - where we also found the main web site (http://www.leadeast.net/), and the web site schedule page (http://www.leadeast.net/schedule.html - sounds like one heck of an event-packed happening!). Also found on the Facebook page was an info phone number: 908-876-9100, and an info e-mail: leadeastfb@aol.com … And there you have it! Thanks again Steve for the info!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/18/2022)

SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2022, Friday-Monday, Lakeville – Lime Rock Historic Festival 40… webmaster’s note – Always a fantastic event!... Info - https://limerock.com/labor-day-historics ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 11/18/2021)

SEPTEMBER 3, 2022, Saturday, Ledyard – “Ledyard Rotary 7th Annual Classic Car Cruise”… 10am to 2pm, at Lower Ledyard Fairgrounds (New Location), 718 Colonel Ledyard Hwy, Ledyard, CT… Quoting from the OldRide.com dedicated event page (https://www.oldride.com/events/8837374.html): “…Free Parking for over 200 cars… Food& Beverages… Music DJ… 50/50… Free Admission… More Trophies… Raffle Prizes… Door Prize… All Classic Cars, American & Foreign Cars, Trucks, Military, Special Interest Vehicles… No Cut Off Dates… All Cars, American & Foreign, Classics, Muscle Cars… In the event of a Rain-Out on 9/3 , this Cruise will be Saturday 9/10…”… Contact: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287 and/or Ledyard Rotary web site: http://www.ledyardrotary.org/ … Even more info – Ledyard Rotary Club on Facebook (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/LedyardRotary/ and also Larry Erhart on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/larry.erhart ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/11/2022)

SEPTEMBER 4, 2022, Sunday, North Haven – “North Haven Police, Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club, and The Governor’s Foot Guard Present the ‘15th Annual Labor Day Weekend Car Show’,”… 8:00am to 2:00pm, at North Haven High School, 221 Elm Street, North Haven, CT… Rain date = Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2022… Registration: 8:00am to 11:00am; Car Entrance will close at 11:00am… Vehicle Registration = $15.00… Awards Presentation at 2:00pm… More info – Thanks to our friends The Doo Wop Cruisers Car Club, who just posted the Official Flyer for this event (from which all of the above info was transcribed) at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049 (please be sure to visit their page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there! Their note accompanying the flyer read: “…Ok folks—this just in—our flyers for the P.B.A. Show—come join for great times!...”… Sounds great to us! Thanks again Doo Wop Cruisers, North Haven Police, and Governor’s Foot Guard for making it possible!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/27/2022)

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022, Sunday, Deep River – “…The Deep River Fire Department’s 8th Annual ‘Automobile Extravaganza,’ 9am to 2pm, at Devitt Field, 15 Southworth Street, Deep River, CT 06417… Trophies for people’s choice… Vehicles: Pre-1929 thru 2022, emergency vehicles, motorcycles, tractors, mega trucks… Food on site!... $10 car entry; walk-ins free… Donations are welcome!... All proceeds benefit the Deep River Fire Department…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to Lindsay Nhean (lindsaygrote@comcast.net), who sent us a nice e-mail dated 4/11/2022 (subject line: “9/11/2022 - Deep River Fire Department Automobile Extravaganza “), which included a nice flyer, from which all of the above info was transcribed: “…Hello there, Hope all is well! We were hoping you would be able to help us promote the Deep River Fire Department's annual car show, Automobile Extravaganza on your calendar. Please see our filer attached. Let us know if you need any other additional information. Thank you, Lindsay Nhean…”… Fantastic, thanks Lindsay! Happy to help get the word out, and sorry it’s taken me so long to get this onto the SAAC Calendar! We appreciate the DRFD and the wonderful & important work they do!... More info - Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/274380011546807): “…ALL WHEELS ARE WELCOME! Join us for our 8th Annual Automobile Extravaganza. We have music, delicious (not to toot our own airhorn) food for sale, and an amazing community!... We can't wait to see you there… -$10 Vehicle Entry… -Walk-ins FREE… -Trophies Awarded by People's Choice Vote… *All proceeds benefit the Deep River Fire Department*…”… Final note – Please be sure to visit the Deep River Fire Department’s Facebook page, and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there: https://www.facebook.com/Dept5 and here’s the DRFD Automobile Extravaganza’s dedicated FB page (apart from the FB event page): https://www.facebook.com/DRFDAE , respectively... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/19/2022)

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022, Sunday, Newtown – “8th Annual REACH Car Show”… Quoting from the listing we saw on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…Sunday, September 11, 2022, Newtown, CT… SAVE the DATE - Stay Tuned for More Information… 8th Annual Reach Car Show… Location: the Fairfield Hills Complex Newtown, CT… We got a Great Car Show and Swap Meet… And New this year a Car Corral is Planned… Sue Batcha & Seth Carley Reach Show Co–Chairmen…”…And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/20/2022)

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022, Sunday, Middletown – "...Route 66 Cruisers Presents: ‘Cruise Night on The River’…”… Quoting from a flyer that was placed in Diane’s car at the 6/15/2022 Main Street Middletown Cruise Night: “…Route 66 Cruisers 26th Annual Cruise Night on the River 2022… 3:00pm to 7:30pm (rain date = 9/18/2022)… Street rods, antiques, trucks, show cars… Donation $10 per car… Raffle 50/50 at 6:00pm… Trophies to be awarded… Food, fun, and music… Vendors $40 per space… *Show Cars* follow signs to Harbor Park (North on Rt. 9, take exit 15, take immediate left at the light onto DeKoven Drive… South on Rt. 9, take exit 14, turn left onto DeKoven Drive… Spectators park at Melilli Plaza)… No alcoholic beverages per city ordinances… For more info call Louis: 860-638-8234…”... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2022)

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022, Sunday, East Haven – “The 27th Annual East Haven Fall Festival Car Show – Sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 484”… Quoting from the dedicated event page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=61056) at the Hemmings web site: “…The 27th Annual East Haven Fall Festival Car Show, Sunday September 11, 2022, 9am - 3pm, at the East Haven Town Green, East Haven, CT 06512… Music/Raffle/Food Booths/Kiddy Rides and Lots of Trophies… For info Dom 203-494-3702… In Show Cars $10.00 entry fee... No preregistration needed… From I-95 North use exit 51, at second light turn right, at next light your there… From I-95 South use exit 52, turn left off ramp, at forth light turn left, follow two blocks to Green… To Register: or call Dominick at 203-494-3702 or call Dominick at 203-494-3702…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/29/2022)

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022, Sunday, Brooklyn – “Yankee Yesteryear Car Club Presents the ‘62nd Annual Auto Show and Swap Meet’,”… Gates Open at 9am, at The Brooklyn Fair Grounds., Route 169, Brooklyn CT… All vehicle model years welcome!... Show vehicles $10 (includes 2 adults); registration from 9:00am to noon… Swap Meet Vendor Space $25 for approx.. 20’x30’; early gate opens at 6:00am for vendors only… Show Chairman: Bob Dumas 860-705-9514… Participation in this event is subject to the discretion of YYCC… Souvenir dash plaques to the first 200 entries… General admission $5 each; children under 12 free… Always free parking. Food & refreshments are available from vendors… 1st & 2ndplace in class trophies awarded, plus President’s Choice… No pets; service animals always welcome… Watch for the 50/50 raffle; winner must be present… Any vehicles for sale are to park in designated are only ($15 per vehicle)… Cash donation awarded to the treasury of the club who registers the most vehicles… As always, YYCC member’s vehicles are never judged… More info – Please be sure to visit the YYCC’s Facebook page, and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there: https://www.facebook.com/YankeeYesteryearCarClub ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/27/2022)

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022, Sunday, Cheshire – “Cheshire Chamber of Commerce – with the Assistance of the Constitution State Classics Car Club - Presents the ‘Cheshire Fall Festival Classic Car Show’,”… 10am-3pm, at Cheshire High School, 525 S. Main Street, Cheshire, CT… Sponsored by Richard Chevrolet… $10 entry fee; all makes and models welcome!... Rain date = September 12th… Contact: Rick Ciaburri 203-272-5054, or rick.studio@sbcglobal.net … Music, food trucks, farmer’s market, vendor booths, and so much more; festivities 10am to 9pm… More info – Cheshire Chamber of Commerce web site: https://cheshirechamber.org/ and also their Facebook page (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/cheshirechamber/ … Even more info – Constitution State Classic Car Club Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057113364596 … And there you have it! ... (this event was added to this calendar as of 7/27/2022)

SEPTEMBER 11, 2022, Sunday, Westbrook – Connecticut Volkswagen Association’s 18th Annual Volks-Meet… “…Sunday September 11, 2022 – The CVA’s 18th Annual Volks-Meet, Address: Westbrook Elks Club 142 Seaside Ave Westbrook Ct. 06498. Show is open to all VW and German cars. Dash plaques to the first 100 cars, event held rain or shine. Food provided by the Westbrook Elks Club. Directions, I-95 North / South take Exit 65, turn South onto Rt.153, turn South onto Rt.1, and turn left onto Seaside Ave. Time: 9am – 2pm, $10 for show cars,  $20 swap space, general admission FREE!  Check out our website for Hotel and Off Site Camping Accommodations or contact   Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvw.org   or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more information…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend, CVA head guy Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) for sending along the full 2022 year’s-worth of CVA events (via an e-mail dated 2/1/2022), from which this event listing was extracted! Thanks Bill and all CVA-ers for all your work to create fun events thru the year, and for keeping us on the mailing list!.. (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/8/2022)

SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2022, Friday-Sunday, Haddam – “Tobacco Valley Flywheelers Fall Show,” Haddam Meadows State Park… See the brief details on the “Yankee Memorial Show List 2022,” that we found online at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F-KcNcCgqD_0Rmzof7ruE-ZCfmmSqoHn/view ... NOTE – We are providing this listing as a courtesy—please be sure to do your own research before making any long trips... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2022)

SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, Saturday, Deep River – “…Deep River Historical Society Presents ‘The Orphan and Discontinued Car Show – 1900 on up’… Hosted by The Deep River Historical Society, 245 Main Street, Deep River, CT 06417, on the Society grounds…”… webmaster’s note - We received a very nice e-mail dated 1/28/2022 from William Nitschke (williamjnitschke@gmail.com) with the subject line: Orphan and Discontinued Car Show (Press Release); the cover note from Mr. Nitschke read as follows: “…Hi, The Deep River Historical Society (non-profit) is once again featuring this event (last time held in 2019 but delayed since due to Covid)… We would be grateful if you could feature this event on your calendar of events… We will e-mail a “flyer” to you soon… Call or e-mail me with any questions… THANK YOU… Bill Nitschke, Cell: (914)-323-8958, E-mail: williamjnitschke@gmail.com ...”... And the actual Press Release that Bill provided reads as follows: “…PRESS RELEASE: “ORPHAN AND DISCONTINUED CAR SHOW, 1900-ON UP”… Hosted by The Deep River Historical Society (245 Main Street, Deep River, CT.)… SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 on the Society grounds… $10 per car entry fee for “Orphan and Discontinued” cars… NON-”Orphan and Discontinued Cars will NOT be in the judging field, but will be WELCOME in a field of Antique/Classic/ etc. cars and subject to the $10 entry fee… Peoples Choice awards/raffle/D.J./Food Vendor/grounds open for tours/lots of shade… Contacts - Bruce Edgerton, e-mail beedge@sbcglobal.net or Bill Nitschke, e-mail williamjnitschke@gmail.com …”… Sounds great to us! Thanks Bill N., and Bruce E. too!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/28/2022)

SEPTEMBER 17, 2022, Sunday, Southington – "...The Arc of Southington’s ‘3rd Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show’…”… Quoting from the electronic flyer that was posted just a few days ago on The Arc of Southington’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArcSouthington): “…The Arc of Southington’s 3rd Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show, Southington Drive-In, 995 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, Southington, CT, 9/17/2022, 10am-2pm… $10 entry fee… Open to all makes, models, and years… Free admission to all spectators… All proceeds to benefit The Arc of Southington Programs… Trophies, raffles, vendors, food…”… Sounds great! From The Arc of Southington’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArcSouthington - please make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…The Arc of Southington is an advocacy organization and a service provider focusing on people with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities…”… And also please do check out their official web site for more info: https://arcsouthington.org/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2022)

SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, Sunday, New Canaan – Quoting from a 2/10/2022 post on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”): “…Announce the dates for the 2022 Caffeine & Carburetors Gatherings of Automotive Enthusiasts – Produced by Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee … Pine Street: 4/24, 5/22, and 9/18… Waveny Park: 10/23… See you there… Tell your friends!...”… And for more info: https://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ …. *3/15/2022 UPDATE-- ATTENTION PORSCHE (& OTHER SPORTS CAR) DRIVERS FROM THE SHORELINE AREA -  Quoting form a mid-March 2022 Facebook post from our friends at Northeastporscheowners (https://www.facebook.com/northeastporscheowners): “…Preview to events and drives we are working on for 2022... Scheduled drives to Caffeine & Carburetors in New Canaan, CT... Early group starts in Madison/Guilford Shoreline area, then meets up with group on the Merritt Parkway in Orange, CT… More details to follow… (List of dates): April 24th Sunday … May 22nd Sunday … Sept 18th Sunday … Oct 23rd Sunday… We will be promoting ours and other events all year long… Stay tuned and keep following…”… Sounds cool! What could be more fun than a group drive to a legendary car meet!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/11/2022; info on planned drives starting from the Shoreline area added to this listing as of 3/15/2022)

SEPTEMBER 18, 2022, Sunday, Norwalk – “Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer – 5th Annual Car Show”… Quoting from the 5/9/2022 e-mail we received from Pauline Schlegel  (paulinems@aol.com): “…Could you please post on your website.  We are happy to be able to be back for our 5th Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer.  We are at the same location as last year, which is148 East Avenue. If you have any questions please ask. Thank you for the posting. --Pauline Schlegel…”… And the wording from the official event flyer that was attached to the e-mail read as follows: “…September 18, 2022, Sunday, Norwalk, CT” “Rallye For Pancreatic Cancer - 5th Annual Car Show,” 148 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT… Event Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm… Imports, Customs and Classics… Trophies Awarded by 2:00pm… Rain date: September 25, 2022… Trophies – Food – Music all day… Fund Raiser for Pancreatic Cancer Research… For info and registration form please contact: Mark C. Schlegel 203-434-8540 or Pete Bondi 203-984-4574… Email: pcresearch17@gmail.com … FB - rallyeforpc (webmaster’s note – The full Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/rallyeforpc - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) … www.rallyeforpancreaticcancer.org …”… And there you have it! What a great-sounding benefit event for a very good cause!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/10/2022)

SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2022, Friday-Sunday, Kent – “CT Antique Machinery Association Fall Show,” see the brief details on the “Yankee Memorial Show List 2022,” that we found online at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F-KcNcCgqD_0Rmzof7ruE-ZCfmmSqoHn/view ... NOTE – We are providing this listing as a courtesy—please be sure to do your own research before making any long trips... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2022)

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022, Saturday, New Britain – “16th Annual New Britain Downtown District/TD Bank Car Show”… Quoting from the press release that we received from our friend Matt Wilk (mattwilk@ymail.com) of the Constitution State Classics Car Club, via an e-mail dated 5//4/2022 (and sorry once again Matt for taking so long to acknowledge your e-mail and/or get the event onto our calendar!): “…Hello car lovers.  I wish to add an event to your splendid calendar… The sixteen annual New Britain Downtown District Car Show will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 9a.m.to 3p.m. at New Britain's Central Park… All makes and years of antiques, classics, muscle cars, street rods and special interest vehicles, both foreign and domestic, are welcome.  A $10.00 donation per vehicle and a 50/50 raffle benefits the NB Police Explorers… Show cars will enter from Columbus to Washington St…. There will be trophies, goody bags, door prize drawings and a DJ to provide music… Food for purchase will be available… Contact:   Matt Wilk at 860-371-0868 or email mattwilk@ymail.com … http://www.newbritaindd.com … Follow the New Britain Downtown District Car Show on Facebook… Thanks, Matt Wilk, Constitution State Classics Car Club…”… Sounds fantastic, Matt, and what a wonderful thing to support the New Britain Police Explorers—very nice job with that!... More info – The detail Facebook URL that Matt mentioned for the New Britain Downtown Car Show is: https://www.facebook.com/NewBritainDowntownCarShow (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), and also please be sure to check out the Constitution State Classics Car Club Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057113364596 … And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/22/2022)

SEPTEMBER 25, 2022, Sunday, Cheshire – “Cars, Coffee, and Bagels, at Shef’s Bagels of Cheshire – Presented by Northeastporscheowners”… Location: Shef’s Bagels, 1040 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410… Quoting form a mid-March 2022 Facebook post from our friends at Northeastporscheowners (https://www.facebook.com/northeastporscheowners): “…Preview to events and drives we are working on for 2022... Scheduled Cars, Coffee, and Bagels at Shef’s Bagels in Cheshire CT… (List of dates): May 15th, Sunday, 8am to 11am … July 17th, Sunday, 8am to 11am … September 25th, Sunday, 8am to 11am … We will be promoting ours and other events all year long… Stay tuned and keep following…”… Sounds cool! We’ve been to one of the Shef’s Bagels/NE Porsche Owners events in Cheshire and it’s a fun, laid-back atmosphere, and some positively first-rate coffee & bagels are also available!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/1/2022)

SEPTEMBER 25, 2022, Sunday, Beacon Falls – "...The Beacon Falls Lions Club’s ‘16th Annual Benefit Car Show’ – Proceeds to benefit: Shriner’s Hospital for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, Freedom Guides Dogs, and other Lions Charities – ‘Help Us Help Others!’…”… Quoting from the official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/306225925053163/): “…SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2022, 8am – 4pm… 16th Annual Car Show… At Kolga, 65 Lancaster Drive, Beacon Falls, CT (additional parking at: Beacon Falls Recreation Complex, 100 Pent Road, Beacon Falls, CT 06403, follow the signs)… Registration 8am-11am; Registration: $10… General Admission: $5; Kids Under 12 & Vets w/ID: FREE… All Proceeds Benefit: Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Junior Diabetes Research Foundation, Freedom Guide Dogs & other Lion’s charities…. Help Us Help Others… Vendors Wanted!... Come See Us at: Kolga Industries, 65 Lancaster Dr., Beacon Falls, CT… For More Information Contact: Mike Carrafiello 203-808-9743, Kevin West 203-305-9366, John Conte 203-927-2061 or Bob “Chippy” Barbieri 203-410-9401…”… More info – Please be sure to visit the Lions Club of Beacon Falls official Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/LCOBF/ …  (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/14/2022)

SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 2, 2022, Thursday - Sunday, Newport (RHODE ISLAND) – Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week, Newport, Rhode Island… Applications are now open—apply now… Tickets on-sale January 2022… Info - https://www.audrainconcours.com/ and/or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/audrainsconcours/ (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)… (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/14/2022)

OCTOBER 1-2, 2022, Saturday-Sunday, Colchester – “QVEA Zagray Farm Museum Fall Show & Swap,” see the brief details on the “Yankee Memorial Show List 2022,” that we found online at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F-KcNcCgqD_0Rmzof7ruE-ZCfmmSqoHn/view ... NOTE – We are providing this listing as a courtesy—please be sure to do your own research before making any long trips... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2022)

OCTOBER 1-2, 2022, Saturday-Sunday, Bethel – “Hollandia Nurseries Fall Festival,” see the brief details on the “Yankee Memorial Show List 2022,” that we found online at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F-KcNcCgqD_0Rmzof7ruE-ZCfmmSqoHn/view ... NOTE – We are providing this listing as a courtesy—please be sure to do your own research before making any long trips... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2022)

OCTOBER 2, 2022, Sunday, Middletown – "... ‘36th Annual Middlesex County Historical Society Car Show & Fall Harvest Market’…”… Quoting from a flyer that was placed in Diane’s car at the 6/15/2022 Main Street Middletown Cruise Night: “…Sunday, October 2, 2022, Palmer Field, Bernie O’Rourke Drive, Middletown, CT… Cut-off date for show cars will be 1997; car corral = all years, with registration fee… 7:30am = set up for vendors… 8:30am – car registration, entry fee $10… 11:30am = judging begins… 2:30pm = awards ceremony… General admission $3… ‘Best trophies in the state!’… Rain date = October 9, 2022…”… (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/16/2022)

OCTOBER 4-7, 2022, Tuesday-Friday, Hershey (PENNSYLVANIA) – “AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet” (a.k.a. “Hershey Holy Week”)… Quoting from the dedicated event page at the Hershey Region AACA’s web site (https://hershey.aaca.com/eastern-division-fall-meet/): “…The meet is located in beautiful Hershey, PA on the grounds and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and The Giant Center. Hershey is considered one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States… Events Include: Car Corral, Flea Market, Friday Car Show, Ladies Luncheon, High Wheeler Contest, Race Car Condition Run, Judging School,  AACA Juniors, Talent Show and Old Time Movie Night…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Steve DeVito (stevedevito44@gmail.com) who sent us an e-mail heads up just today advising us of this event, and suggesting it be added to the SAAC Calendar—we would do it anyway, since Hershey is always big on our annual calendar—but Steve’s suggestion made us think better to get it done!... More info – Please be sure to visit the Facebook page of the Hershey Region AACA, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there—these are the amazing folks who run this amazing event every year: https://www.facebook.com/Hershey-Region-AACA-160938227293161 … And there you have it! Thanks again Steve for the info!... Additional important note – Please be sure to take notice that the event is running Tuesday thru Friday this year—NOT Wednesday thru Saturday like it has been in years-passed… (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/18/2022)

OCTOBER 8, 2022, Saturday, Branford – “…Branford Yacht Club Presents ‘Car & Truck Show to Benefit The Wounded Warrior Project’, Saturday, October 8th (Rain date = October 9th), 10am to 2pm, at Branford Yacht Club (Main Parking Lot), 39 Goodsell Point Road, Branford, CT… Donation $10 per car… Spectators = free entrance to the show (a $5 donation per adult is appreciated for the Wounded Warrior Project)… DJ, 50/50 raffle, trophies, huge parking lot, food… All car clubs, makes, and models are welcome… Vendors wanted (non-food)… For info contact Bill atwcapozzi@comcast.net … Come and enjoy a beautiful venue!...”… webmaster’s note - All of the above info was transcribed from a flyer posted on the Facebook system a couple of days ago by William Anthony (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018/user/1299220965/) on the “CT Car Shows and Meets” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018/) … webmaster’s additional note – I’ve been to this show and it’s wonderful, and the part about “beautiful venue” is not an exaggeration! And finally, the Wounded Warrior Project is a positively wonderful cause worth supporting!... More info – Visit the BYC’s official web site at: https://www.branfordyc.org/ …   (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/29/2022)

OCTOBER 8, 2022, Saturday, South Glastonbury – “Hot Rod Fall Out 2022,” an event produced by Matt Firestone and Stephen Peters… Quoting from official Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1534126083632677/): “…New England’s Premier Traditional Hot Rod & Custom show is back again… (to be held at Elks Lodge #2202), 98 Woodland St, South Glastonbury, CT 06073-2715, United States… Open to all “traditional styled” Pre 1963 Hot Rods, Customs and Stockers… Live Music, Swap Meet, Food & Booze… $10 per person … www.hotrodfallout.com …”… Additional information - Please also be sure to visit the official Facebook page of the Hot Rod Fall Out (and make sure to give 'em a "Like" while you're there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/Hot-Rod-Kustom-Fall-Out-117628868288365/ ... And there you have it!,.. (this event was added to this calendar as of 1/20/2022)

OCTOBER 15, 2022, Saturday, Canterbury – “Friends of the Haul of Fame Swap Meet,” see the brief details on the “Yankee Memorial Show List 2022,” that we found online at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F-KcNcCgqD_0Rmzof7ruE-ZCfmmSqoHn/view ... More info – Here’s some location info for the Haul of Fame: https://www.museums.us/state/connecticut/canterbury/haul-of-fame-trucking-museum … NOTE – We are providing this listing as a courtesy—please be sure to do your own research before making any long trips... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2022)

OCTOBER 16, 2022, Sunday, (To Be Announced…) – Connecticut Volkswagen Association’s 24th Annual Fall Foliage Cruise… “…Sunday October 16, 2022 - The CVA’s 24th Annual Fall Foliage Cruise, from 9am to ??? Cruise start to be determined. Please check our website or Facebook page for update. This is a rain or shine event. Come and enjoy the fall colors with us. For additional info please contact: Bill Arute (860) 395-9964bill@ctvwa.org , Jeff McBride jeff@ctvwa.org , or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend, CVA head guy Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) for sending along the full 2022 year’s-worth of CVA events (via an e-mail dated 2/1/2022), from which this event listing was extracted! Thanks Bill and all CVA-ers for all your work to create fun events thru the year, and for keeping us on the mailing list!.. (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/8/2022)

OCTOBER 23, 2022, Sunday, New Canaan – Quoting from a 2/10/2022 post on their official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineandCarburetors/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”): “…Announce the dates for the 2022 Caffeine & Carburetors Gatherings of Automotive Enthusiasts – Produced by Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee … Pine Street: 4/24, 5/22, and 9/18… Waveny Park: 10/23… See you there… Tell your friends!...”… And for more info: https://caffeineandcarburetors.com/ …. *3/15/2022 UPDATE-- ATTENTION PORSCHE (& OTHER SPORTS CAR) DRIVERS FROM THE SHORELINE AREA -  Quoting form a mid-March 2022 Facebook post from our friends at Northeastporscheowners (https://www.facebook.com/northeastporscheowners): “…Preview to events and drives we are working on for 2022... Scheduled drives to Caffeine & Carburetors in New Canaan, CT... Early group starts in Madison/Guilford Shoreline area, then meets up with group on the Merritt Parkway in Orange, CT… More details to follow… (List of dates): April 24th Sunday … May 22nd Sunday … Sept 18th Sunday … Oct 23rd Sunday… We will be promoting ours and other events all year long… Stay tuned and keep following…”… Sounds cool! What could be more fun than a group drive to a legendary car meet!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/11/2022; info on planned drives starting from the Shoreline area added to this listing as of 3/15/2022)

OCTOBER 29-30, 2022, Saturday-Sunday, Brooklyn – “12th Annual Brooklyn Swap Meet,” Brooklyn Fairgrounds, Brooklyn, CT… See the brief details on the “Yankee Memorial Show List 2022,” that we found online at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F-KcNcCgqD_0Rmzof7ruE-ZCfmmSqoHn/view ... NOTE – We are providing this listing as a courtesy—please be sure to do your own research before making any long trips... (this event was added to this calendar as of 3/8/2022)

DECEMBER 4, 2022, Sunday, Westbrook – Connecticut Volkswagen Association’s ‘Last Hurrah’… “…Sunday December 4, 2022 – The CVA’s “Last Hurrah” Address: 401 Seaside Ave. 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from noon to 3pm. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook “Tree Lighting Parade”, decorating is encouraged! Contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 or bill@ctvwa.org or Chris Fox chris@ctvwa.org for more info…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend, CVA head guy Bill Arute (williamarute@sbcglobal.net) for sending along the full 2022 year’s-worth of CVA events (via an e-mail dated 2/1/2022), from which this event listing was extracted! Thanks Bill and all CVA-ers for all your work to create fun events thru the year, and for keeping us on the mailing list!.. (this event was added to this calendar as of 2/8/2022)

JANUARY 21-22, 2023, Saturday-Sunday, West Springfield (MASSACHUSETTS) – Never too early to start planning to attend… “Start/Finish Productions Presents ‘Annual Auto Parts Swap ‘N Sell’ – Automotive/Racing Enthusiasts Indoor Swap Meet, Eastern States Exposition” … webmaster’s note – We received a very nice 5/24/2022-postmarked note from the “head man,” Ben Dodge at Start/Finish Productions in Vernon, CT, that indicated the 2023 event dates will be Saturday, January 21st, and Sunday, January 22nd! Awesome! Good to get these dates onto our calendar, so that we can start planning ahead! Thanks Ben & Start-Finish! We’ll be pleased to beef this event listing up as more info becomes available, but for now, SAVE THOSE DATES!… For more info - … CONTACT: Start/Finish Productions, 860-871-6376 or 860-268-1787, www.apswapnsell.com ...”… Even more info – Please do check out their Facebook page also (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/AutoPartsSwapnSell/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/3/2022)

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CRUISE NIGHTS, CARS & COFFEES (& Other Recurring Car Gatherings) 

IMPORTANT: Since the world of Cruise Night listings seems to be especially filled with old, out-of-date information--which has, on occasion, led to frustrating drives to non-existent cruises (we speak from direct personal experience!)--we've decided to do our best to only list confirmed listings (though we still urge you to call ahead before making any long trips, since we cannot guarantee anything), which we'll clearly highlight with a noticeable color--we have been alternating red and fuchsia in recent years to highlight the most recent years' listings. *12/15/2021 UPDATE - Will use BLUE for the new 2022 listings!!... Anyway, now that it's the New Year, if you have any confirmed 2022 cruise and/or recurring-type event listings, please send us yours--especially those Shoreline-oriented, for inclusion here--Thanks!...

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SUNDAYS (every other, starts 4/24/2022 4/17/2022), Guilford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “CT Shoreline Cars & Coffee,” 9am to 11am at Guilford Commons shopping plaza, 1919 Boston Post Rod, Guilford, CT 06437… Quoting from the listing we found on the CarsAndCoffeeEvents.com web site (https://carsandcoffeeevents.com/event/ct-shoreline-cars-coffee/2022-04-17/): “…We are a group of car enthusiasts who meet every other Sunday at the Guilford Commons to talk about cars. All cars welcome. If it has wheels, bring it!...”… More info - Organizers web site on Facebook (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/ctshorelinecarsandcoffee/ … Even more info – The Guilford Commons shopping plaza (sometimes known as “The Rockpile” to locals) is also very easy to get to right off of I-95, Exit #57… webmaster’s note – It cannot be overstated what the CT Shoreline Cars & Coffee team and their followers have brought to our formerly sleepy little area of the Central CT Shoreline area over the past couple of years—even in the midst of unprecedented planning challenges presented by the Covid pandemic! Thanks to the CT Shoreline Cars & Coffee folks for all they contribute to our local Shoreline-area car enthusiast culture!… *3/20/2022 UPDATE: DATE REVISION - We just noticed CT Shoreline Cars & Coffee's recent Facebook post to their page (https://www.facebook.com/ctshorelinecarsandcoffee) that the Season Opener is on Sunday, April 24th, so we are making sure that this listing gets properly updated!... Quoting from their note dated yesterday: "...Mark your calendar’s!!! Our season opener is scheduled for Sunday, April 24th, 9-11am in Guilford CT: Guilford Commons, 1919 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437... You know the drill…. “If it has wheels, bring it!”…. And we like dogs too… Looking forward to seeing everyone and we have some special/fun things planned for you…"... Sounds great to us! Thanks again CT Shoreline Cars & Coffee folks!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/28/2022; event date revision incorporated into this listing as of 3/20/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SUNDAYS (starts 5/22/2022), Hebron (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - : “Cruzin Hebron Presents: Cruzin’ The Village Shoppes,” 5pm onward, at The Village Shoppes shopping plaza… List of dates and themes for 2022 season: May 22nd at 5pm = Hometown Foundation Benefit Cruz… June 26th at 5pm = Packages for Troops Benefit Cruz… September 25th at 5pm = PKD Foundation Benefit Cruz (polycystic kidney disease)… October 23rd at 4pm = Cruz’n For Boobies… Quoting from a sponsor solicitation form that was posted 1/25/2022 on their Facebook page (form link: https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/272773419_462702195532182_1847480026496335197_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=UHb3Ja2twjgAX8jptm0&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.xx&oh=00_AT_Kdc1V6WVRDHMcamKSjh8NofooZcsZcD1qk4ZLvzs1pw&oe=61F78B4E): “…This year we are moving back to Ted’s parking lot where we started our cruises 22 years ago. If your company is interested, please consider one of the following sponsorship levels—your company logo will be on large banner and all social media: gold = $250 (large logo on banner)… silver = $150 (medium logo on banner)… Friends of Cruizin’ Village Shoppes = $65 (name on banner)… Village Shoppes donates 100% of all proceeds to that month’s charity… If you are interested, please contact Larry Ash 860-335-0395 or Dave Armata 860-559-1250… Thank you, Cruzin’ The Village Shoppes…”… More info - https://www.facebook.com/cruzin.vill.shoppes ... Even more info – We looked up the street address for The Village Shoppes shopping plaza (where Ted’s IGA Food Center is also located), and it appears to be: 127 Main St, Hebron, CT, 06248 (and Main Street in Hebron is also Route 66)… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/26/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SUNDAYS (starts on or about 1/30/2022), New Canaan (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Caffeine and Carburetors”… Quoting from the listing we found on the CarsAndCoffee.com web site (dedicated page at: https://carsandcoffeeevents.com/event/caffeine-and-carburetors/2022-01-30/): “…Caffeine & Carburetors is a gathering of automotive enthusiasts. We meet at Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee in New Canaan, CT to enjoy our rides and share them with like-minded gear heads hiding in and around Connecticut and New York. Smaller, informal gatherings occur every Sunday morning throughout the year with 4 larger events in the spring, summer, and fall… We have a tendency to lean toward sports cars, with the occasional Model A or 1920's Rolls Royce, but our emphasis is on foreign sports cars. We enjoy all vehicles and there are no sponsorships or awards… Doug Zumbach began hosting these gatherings in 1995. These Sundays start around 8 am to gather and enjoy a cup of coffee followed by a leisurely drive through the countryside… Caffeine and Carburetors is a way to indulge the gear head in all of us… Being a gathering and not a juried event, there is no registration, and events are free for all…”… Time is nominally listed as 8:00am to 11:00am, there is no cost to participate, and the gathering place is listed as Zumbach’s Gourmet Coffee, 77 Pine Street, New Canaan, CT 06840, and phone for more info is 203-966-2704… And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/26/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SUNDAYS (First Sundays, starts 5/1/2022; see other specific dates), Westbrook (appears to be confirmed for 2022) -   “Hot Rods & Hot Dogs – Presented by Edd’s Place of Westbrook,” First Sundays, Noon to 3 4 (webmaster’s note - We noticed that the event is now listed to end at 3:00pm, based on the June 5th event flyer; awards reportedly to happen at 2:15 to 2:30pm), at Edd’s Place, 478 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498… (List of dates): May 1 … June 5 … July 3 … August 7 … September 4 … ‘…Vintage cars, $5 footlong dogs, hoola-hoop contest, vinyl, prizes…’… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our long-time old car friend Carl Waters for passing along the flyer for this event, from which all of the above info was directly transcribed… More info - Make sure to visit their Facebook page and give 'em a "Like": https://www.facebook.com/eddsplacect/ (webmaster’s note – This is a revised Facebook link—we had unknowingly been listing the FB link for when the business was owned by a previous family—this corrected link is now the proper one for the business; please make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there!)… Even more info - And a nice review from “the e-list”: https://the-e-list.com/tasty-new-beginnings-for-edds-place-westbrook/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/10/2022; revised Facebook link for Edd’s Place incorporated into this listing as of 5/19/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SUNDAYS (starts 4/24/2022; see other specific dates), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee”… 8:30am to 1:00pm, Downtown Milford, 58 River Street, Milford, CT 06460… See the event listing details on the CarsAndCoffeeEvents.com web site (dedicated event page: https://carsandcoffeeevents.com/event/milford-cars-coffee-season-opener/2022-04-24/), which notes: “…details forthcoming…”… Other dates (all Sundays): 5/1 … 5/8 …5/15 … 5/22 … 5/29 … 6/5 … 6/12 … 6/19 … 6/26 … 7/3 .. 7/10 … Here’s also Downtown Milford Cars & Coffee Facebook page (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”): https://www.facebook.com/carscoffeemilford … *3/11/2022 UPDATES: MORE DATES ADDED – We looked at the CarsAndCoffeeEvents.com web site again recently, and found a whole bunch more dates added (although event details are still listed as “forthcoming” at this time). So, just for completeness-sake, here’s now the Full List of Published Event Dates for 2022Sunday 4/24 … Sunday May 1 … Sunday May 8 … Sunday May 15 … Sunday May 22 … Sunday May 29 … Sunday June 5 … Sunday June 12 … Sunday June 19 … Sunday June 26 … Sunday July 3 … Sunday July 10 … Sunday July 17 … Sunday July 24 … Sunday July 31 … Sunday August 7 … Sunday August 14 … Sunday August 21 … Sunday August 28 … Sunday September 4 … Sunday September 11 … Sunday September 18 … Sunday September 25 … Sunday October 2 … Sunday October 9 … Sunday October 16 … Sunday October 23 … Sunday October 30 … And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SUNDAYS (starts on 6/12/2022; and then specific dates), Killingworth (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...’1st Parmelee Farm Cruise Event for 3:00 to 5:00 on June 12th, 2022’…”… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/538638121130934/): “…Get out your favorite ride, whether it be a '50s Hot Rod, Muscle Car, classic Model T or a fancy sports car. Bring it down to the front lawn of Parmelee on Route 81 in Killingworth and spend some causal time with car enthusiasts in the area. No fees, no judging, no prizes, just a relaxing afternoon followed by a free concert in the provision from 5:00 to 7:00…”… And then we found this other news item on the Zip06.com web site, that provides not only this event date, but also future dates for 2022 that also feature the classic car cruise. Quoting from the Zip06.com article “Parmelee Farm Happenings,” that was published on 6/2/2022 (link to article: https://www.zip06.com/news/20220609/parmelee-farm-happenings): ”…The Killingworth Historical Society will welcome visitors to the Parmelee Farmhouse this summer to view the display of tools used in 18th- and 19th century Killingworth homesteads. The farmhouse is located at 465 Route 81 and will be open 3 to 5 p.m. on Sundays, June 12July 10Aug. 14, and Sept. 11 and by appointment… The society will also have a small tag sale in the garage behind the farmhouse on June 12 from 3 to 5 p.m… On the same days as the society’s open house dates, the Parmelee Farm will feature a car cruise from 3 to 5 p.m., followed by a free concert from 5 to 7 p.m… The public is welcome to visit the farm for fun days of viewing the vintage vehicles, browse the farmhouse historical displays, and stay for the concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and snacks/picnic and make it a fun family time… For more information, visit parmeleefarm.org …”… More info – Please also be sure to visit the Parmelee Farm Cruisers Facebook page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/CruisersAtParmeleeFarm .... And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/9/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SUNDAYS (Revised Day of the Week for this event - starting 8/7/2022, and running through 10/30/2022 - other details including times also revised) TUESDAYS (not sure when it started--first saw organizer's notice on their Facebook page 7/14/2022), Essex (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Scotch Plains Tavern of Essex Presents ‘SPT Cruise Days’,”  Every Sunday, 2:30pm to 5:30pm, through October 30th... 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex, CT 06426 (webmaster’s note – Believe this road is also known as Route 153,and since it’s to the west of Route 9, I think this area is sometimes referred-to as the “Centerbrook” section of Essex; easy to get to off of Route 9 Exit 3—might be known as “Plains Road” on some maps--or I-95 Exit 65, which I believe is the “Essex Road” exit)… Quoting from the UPDATED Facebook notice with flyer that they posted on their page within the last day or or so (https://www.facebook.com/scotchplainstavern/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there):   "...We are excited to announce that we are officially moving our SPT Cruise Days to Sundays, between 2:30pm and 5:30pm, through October 30th... Stop by on Sundays with the family and check out the exotic, vintage, and classic cars. Stay for dinner with your choice of signature burgers, delicious seafood, or a steak cooked to order. And, for the kids, we have Mac 'n Cheese, Grilled Cheese, and more... For more information go to: https://bit.ly/3L8AHro ..."... More info - We went to that dedicated event info page, which contains the following additional info: "...Vroom, Vroom — Classic and Exotic Cars - Sundays through October 30th from 2:30pm – 5:30pm... Stop by on Sundays with the family and check out the exotic, vintage, and classic cars. Stay for dinner with your choice of signature burgers, delicious seafood, or a steak cooked to order. And, for the kids, we have Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Grilled Cheese, and other delicious options... Looking for EXHIBITORS to show off their Hot and Exotic Car(s) at SPT Cruise Days on SUNDAYS from 2:30pm to 5:30p.    Exhibitors enjoy a one dollar draft & half price appetizers along  with a chance to win an SPT Gift Card!... Interested? Give us a call at (860) 662-4032, or just show up on SUNDAYS to show off your Hot and Exotic Car(s) between 2:30p to 5:30p..."... And there you have it!.... “…Do you own an exotic or classic car? Want to show it off? Give us a call, or just show up on Tuesdays at 5:30P… Exhibitors enjoy perks… #exoticcars … #scotchplaintavern ….”… Here’s the actual flyer wording: “…Be A Part Of The Action – Show Off Your Hot And Exotic Cars… Looking for exhibitors to show off their hot and exotic car(s) at ‘SPT Cruise Days’ on Tuesdays, from 5:30p to 7:30p… Exhibitors enjoy a one dollar draft and half price appetizers along with a chance to win an SPT Gift Card!... Interested? Give us a call at 860-662-4032, or just show up on Tuesdays…”… Sounds great to us!... Even more info – Please also be sure to check out the Scotch Plains Tavern official web site at: https://www.scotchplainstavern.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/18/2022; updated as of 8/5/2022 with revised day of the week & other details)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (“1st and 3rd Sunday, April – September”), Brooklyn (appears to be confirmed for 2021) – “‘2021 Brooklyn Cruise Night,’ 1pm-onward, at 220 Providence Pike (Route 6), Brooklyn, CT 06234… Cars, bikes, food, music, and more…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing this cruise info along, via an e-mail from a day or so ago. The screen shot that Rick sent us appears to indicate that the Moriah Lodge #15 A.F & A.M. is the organizer (and that appears to be their address also), and so please do be sure to visit their official Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/MoriahLodgeNo.15 ... There is also a “Moriah Lodge Cruzin Car Shows” Facebook group page that is also worth checking out (and consider joining especially if you are in their area): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1516739978523133/ …   (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/4/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SUNDAYS (starts 6/6/2021), Derby (appears to be confirmed for 2021) -“The Heav’nly Donuts of Derby Summertime Sunday Afternoon Classic Car Cruise Nights 2021,” at the Heav’nly Donuts of Derby restaurant, 658 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT 06418…”….. Quoting from Heav’nly’s “Main Man” Ernie (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004638825586), in his Facebook post (also posted simultaneously on the Heav’nly Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Heavnly-Donuts-96112739325/ - make sure you visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) from just today (Wednesday, 5/19/2021): “…We will be opening our indoor seating for full operation on June 1. June 6, Sunday will be our kick off for this season's Heav'nly Donuts Car  Cruise. This Cruise Season will be dedicated to ALL essential workers, yes, our fine employees who worked day in and day out, but all the others too, the police, fireman, medical, grocery, the mechanics, plumbers, electricians, the list  goes on, those who couldn't stay at home... On Sunday June 27 we will be doing our FILL THE CROSLEY Food Drive for the Spooner House…”… Fantastic news, Ernie! We love the fantastic job that our friends Ernie and Mike (https://www.facebook.com/michael.r.burke.9) always do with the Heav’nly Donuts summertime cruise nights—always keeping the mood fun and light, and making everyone feel welcome! And needless to say, they display outstanding community spirit, with their “Fill The Crosley” food drives—that are always supported strongly by the area classic car community, and which benefit a wonderful humanitarian organization that’s based in Shelton, CT, The Spooner House (https://www.facebook.com/ACT.Spooner.House/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re at it)… Thanks again Ernie and Mike, and everyone who make the Heav’nly Donuts classic car cruise nights the great events that they are!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/19/2021)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) MONDAYS (starts 4/25/2022), North Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “The DooWop Cruisers’ Monday Night Cruise Nights at Washington Commons Plaza,” 117 Washington Avenue, North, Haven, CT 06473… Quoting from the post of 12/14/2021 by The DooWop Cruisers on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/The-DooWop-Cruisers-850763601737049/): “…Good news—this just in: First, we are still a club, and coming back for Monday nights in North Haven in Washington Commons on Washington Street… Our start date is April 25th, 2022, provided weather of course…”… webmaster’s noteAwesome! So good to hear this! The DooWop Cruisers’ Monday night cruise nights are an institution!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/15/2021)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) MONDAYS (starts 5/16/2022; see list of other dates), New London (appears to be confirmed for 2022)  - Ocean Beach Park Presents ’98.7 WNLC Classic Car Cruise Night’!”… 5pm-on, at Ocean Beach Park, 98 Neptune Avenue, New London, CT 06320… Event Description from the Ocean Beach Park web site “Park Events” page (https://ocean-beach-park.com/park-events/): “…Cruise Night, Monday Evenings… Every Monday evening, Classic Hits 98.7 WNLC sponsors Ocean Beach Park’s “Cruise Night”  show Enjoy a parade of antique cars and other interesting vehicles and the sounds of a Live DJ spinning   classic music. Parking and admission is free. There are ride wrist band specials, as well as waterslide and mini golf specials as well…”… List of 2022 Cruise Night Dates gleaned from the Ocean Beach Park web site’s “2022 Entertainment Schedule” page (https://ocean-beach-park.com/park-info/links/): Monday, May 16th (5pm-on) … Monday, May 23rd (5pm-on) … Monday, May 30th (5pm-on) … Monday, June 6th (5pm-on) … Monday, June 13th (5pm-on) … Monday, June 20th (5pm-on) … Monday, June 27th (5pm-on)… (JULY 4th = NO CRUISE NIGHT) … Monday, July 11th (5pm-on) … Monday, July 18th (5pm-on) … Monday, July 25th (5pm-on) … Monday, August 1st (5pm-on) … Monday, August 8th (5pm-on) … Monday, August 15th (5pm-on) … Monday, August 22nd (5pm-on) … Monday, August 29th (5pm-on) … Monday, September 5th (5pm-on) … Monday, September 12th (5pm-on)… Even more info – Please be sure to visit the official OBP Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there), online at: https://www.facebook.com/OceanBeachParkNewLondon/ … And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/6/2022)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (starts 4/19/2021), Bolton (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Barnyard Breakout! – Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Monday Night Car Show”… Quoting from what was posted March 28, 2021 on the Fish Family Farm Creamery & Dairy Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fishfamilyfarmcreamery - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): “…Barnyard Breakout! - Fish Family Farm car show update: 1st Monday night show will be April 19 if weather and field conditions are favorable. We are also working on a few different food trucks to supply food... 1st big charity show for LRF will be Memorial Day, Sandy has the Lobster truck booked for that day. That show will start at 1pm until 4pm. We are going to try to get a few live bands this year if we can swing it. We will also have new T-shirts for sale this year. Stay tuned and watch for updates!... Please share this post!...”… More info – We didn’t see a start time for the April 19th event, but presumably it will be some time in the evening. Also, we noticed the acronym “LRF” in the post, as relating to their Memorial Day event (Memorial Day is also a Monday), and it appears to be short for Lymphoma Research Foundation (“The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s mission it to eradicate lymphoma and serve those impacted by this blood cancer)—an undoubtedly fantastic cause to support!... Location: Fish Family Farm Creamery and Dairy is located at 20 Dimock Lane, Bolton, CT 06043… And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/31/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) MONDAYS (starts 5/17/2021; reportedly every third Monday of the month), Willimantic (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Willimantic Elks Cruise”… The following info is as posted by Gary Pomo (https://www.facebook.com/gary.pomo), on the CT Car Shows and Meets Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018), within the past day or so (and thanks again to our friend Rick Stevenson, for highlighting it, or else I would’ve missed it): “…Double Yea!!... Willimantic Elks Cruise is back!!... 1st one = Monday May 17, 5:30… Food, Drink, and Fun… MUSIC of your memories with The Po'm… And the Big E!!!...”… More info – We’re gonna assume that this Facebook page for the (Willimantic) “Elks Lodge” is the correct one (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elks%20Lodge/200798429942225/), and contains the following correct street address: 198 Pleasant St, Willimantic, CT 06226… Even more info – Our friend Rick S. says that this event happens: “Third Monday of the Month”… And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2021)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) TUESDAYS (first of the month, starts 5/3/2022), Chesterfield (appears to be confirmed for 2022) – “...'First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise,’ at Nature’s Art (The Dinosaur Place)…”… webmaster’s note – The following info came from the OldRide.com dedicated event page https://www.oldride.com/events/5701948.html   - “…First Tuesday Natures Art Yester Year Car Cruise… First Tuesday Cruise, Nature’s Art (The Dinosaur Place), Yesteryear of Oakdale Auto Club, Route 85, 1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike, Oakdale, CT 06370… 6:00pm – 8:00pm… Pre-1978 Vehicles, Classic and Antique Cars, and Antique Drivers too!... Rain date = Following Thursday… Concessions, Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Trophies, Live DJ, and Fantastic Raffle Prizes… Antique Museum… Up to 300 cars, 3 lots of parking… (List of dates) May 3June 7July 5August 2September 6, 2022… Contact info: Lawrence Erhart 860-460-2287…”… More info – Yesteryear of Oakdale Car Club info published at the Hemmings web site:  https://www.hemmings.com/clubs/detail?hmn_club_id=1478317 – and they also have a Facebook group page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/102589163413912 - and, here’s Larry Erhart’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/larry.erhart ... And finally, here’s the Nature’s Art official web site: https://naturesartvillage.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 12/29/2021)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) TUESDAYS (starts 5/3/2022), Plainfield (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Hank’s Dairy Bar Presents Monthly Car Cruise on the Lawn,” 5pm to 8pm, at Hank’s Dairy Bar, 1006 Norwich Road, Plainfield, CT 06374… Quoting from the Facebook event notice (https://www.facebook.com/events/1304959496597744/): “…Join us for our monthly Tuesday night car cruise. This event will always take place on the back lawn... All years, makes and models are welcome... Come together with other car lovers and chat, get some dinner or dessert and listen to live music… Giveaways will be held every month... Car cruises are a past-time at Hank’s enjoyed by all!... Rain date will be always be the following Tuesday…”… 2022 dates are listed as: May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6… More info - Make sure to also visit the Hank’s Dairy Bar Facebook page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/hanksdairybar ... And they also have a main web site at: http://www.hanksdairybar.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 1/26/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) TUESDAYS (starts 5/3/2022; see other specific dates), Cheshire (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Chesire Wayback Burgers Car Cruise”… 5pm to 8pm, Wayback Burgers, 957 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410… Quoting from John Ortale’s (https://www.facebook.com/john.ortale) post from early March 2022, to the “CT Car Shows and Meets” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018): “…car cruise wayback burger, 957 s main st, cheshire ct, tuesday may 3, 2022 thru oct 11 2022, 5pm -8pm, 203-439-0060…”… More info – The Cheshire Wayback Burgers’ Facebook page (please be sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) is located online at: https://www.facebook.com/WaybackBurgersCheshireCT ... And there you have it... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) TUESDAYS (starts 5/10/2022), Haddam (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Misfits Weekly Cruise Night”… 5pm to dusk, 95 Bridge Road (“Tony’s”), Haddam, CT… Note: Same location, under new management… New Facebook page to come… Contact: Joe George 203-410-0846 or joegeorge928@gmail.com … And that’s all we know—thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson for passing this along, and also for Belltown Antique Car Club newsletter editor Dan David for gathering up the info & getting it out there... *5/24/2022 UPDATE – Thanks to our old car friend Joe George (joegeorge928@gmail.com) for sending us along a copy of the official 2022 flyer just today, from which we have transcribed all of the following info (and we also uploaded the flyer to the SAAC FB page today): “…Free! Misfit Car Show… Always Free to Enter and Free to View!... When: Every Tuesday, 4pm-7:30pm… Where: 95 Bridge Road, Haddam, CT (home of Tony’s Package Store and River Valley Provisions)… All cars, bikes, trucks, and people are welcome!... Music, raffles, & food available! Trophies awarded weekly!... Special Thanks to our Sponsors and Donations!... Find us on Facebook for updates: “Misfit Car Show.”… More info: Joe George 203-410-0846, misfitcarshow@gmail.com … Misfit Car Show and property are not held responsible for damages, injuries, lost or stolen items…”… Even more info - We also went and tuned in the “MisFit Car Show” Facebook group page (may we suggest joining, to keep up with the goings-on related to this great weekly event—go to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/958641301511388/), where we found Joe’s welcome post dated 5/13/2022: “…Welcome to Misfit Car Show! All are welcome! Free to enter and view -- Every Tuesday night from 4pm-7:30pm, located at: 95 Bridge Road Haddam CT… Always music, raffles, and food available to purchase!... Looking forward to seeing you!...”… Fantastic! Looking forward to getting over to the beautiful town of Haddam for this legendary long-running event soon!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2022; lots of updates & additional info added to this listing as of 5/24/2022)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (“every other,” starting 5/11/2021; also see list of dates), Berlin (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - Over The Hill Gang Connecticut Pep Boys of Berlin Cruise Nights… Quoting from the flyer that was posted on the Facebook system just a couple of days ago by the Over The Hill Gang Connecticut car club (https://www.facebook.com/OverTheHillGangCtOthgct/): “…Over The Hill Gang Connecticut… WHERE: Pep Boys, 44 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… WHO: Any hot rod, street rod, pro street, muscle cars… WHY: Great fun for family & friends, music, prizes, raffles, trophies!... Every other Tuesday, starting May 11th, 2021, 5:00pm – 8:00pm… (List of dates): May 11th … May 25th … June 8th … June 22nd … July 6th … July 20th … August 3rd … August 17th … August 31st ...  September 14th … September 28th … October = TBA … No rain dates … Weather permitting—see our Facebook page for cancellations; follow us on Facebook “Over The Hill Gang CT othgct”… and Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack @pepboysauto … Please respect others—observe social distancing and wear masks when walking around. And as always, no booze or burnouts! Thank you…”... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/14/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) TUESDAYS (starts 6/29/2021, runs thru September), New Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Paradice Cruisers Litchfield Crossings Tuesday Cruise Nights,” 5pm-9pm, weekly through September, at Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping center, in the parking lots between Panera Bread and Webster Bank, off Route 7 and Dodd Road, New Milford, CT… (street address: 169 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT 06776)… Info - http://www.paradiceclassiccruisers.org/ … webmaster’s note – We saw this event listed online at the following New Milford Patch page: https://patch.com/connecticut/newmilford/calendar/event/20210629/527691/paradice-classic-cruisers-roars-back-to-litchfield-crossings-for ... Even more info – And this appears to be their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1038671189531951/about/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2021)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/11/2022), Oxford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “…Fritz Bobby Snack Bar Presents – ‘Weekly Wednesday NightCar Cruise,’ 5pm to 8pm, at Fritz’s Snack Bar, 72 Oxford Road, Oxford, CT 06478…”… Quoting from the Facebook event page that was posted recently by Melissa from Fritz’s Car Cruise (https://www.facebook.com/events/4829298180457433/): “…Every Wednesday night, from 5-8, weather permitting... We are hoping this will be a great season think we all deserve it… Come down help us celebrate every Wednesday night with food, music, and friends. We will be offering giveaways, 50/50 raffle…”… webmaster’s note - Sounds good to us! I’ve attended this cool Wednesday night event in the past, and it’s always well-attended, with lots of cool cars, friendly folks, and a welcoming atmosphere... More info – Please be sure to visit the official Facebook page for Fritz Bobby Snack Bar (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/Fritz-Bobby-Snack-Bar-121081091236677/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/3/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) WEDNESDAYS (listed to start 5/11/2022; runs thru Monday, 10/10/2022 Columbus Day), Prospect (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “VFW Post 8075  Car Cruise,” 5:00pm-8:00pm, at VFW Post 8075, 218 Cheshire Road, Prospect, CT 06712… Quoting from the listing seen on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…Wednesday May, 4, 2022, Prospect, CT… OPENING CRUISE of 2022 - Car Cruise VFW 8075, VFW Post 8075, 218 Cheshire Road, Prospect CT, 5:00pm -8:00pm… Cars, Music, Food, Pavillion, Plenty of Parking… All ages welcome, Admission is free… Every Wednesday from May 4th-Columbus Day (Monday, October 10th), go to "Prospect Community Buzz" on Facebook for info…”… And here’s the FLYER LINK that was also provided by the CT Seaporters: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2022/VFW%208075Cruise.pdf … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/10/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) WEDNESDAYS (reportedly started up on 4/13/2022), Bolton (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Parkside Pizza & Ice Cream Cruise Night Season 2022”…  webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Rick Stevenson (rgsteven1@att.net) for his e-mailed heads-up of 4/15/2022, alerting us to this event (the 4/27 “not quite” season kickoff, and the ongoing weekly cruises for the 2022 season); Rick’s e-mail with subject line: “Parkside Pizza Cruise in Bolton,” had the following note: “…Parkside Pizza started up their cruise nights on the 13th. We drove by there yesterday and they had their sign out so I looked it up…”… And it appears that Rick did a copy & paste about the event, from the Eastern-CT oriented “Dream Machines Classics” April 2022 coming events page (https://www.dreammachineclassics.org/schedules/2022%20Schedules/april_2022.html), which read as follows: “…April 27, Parkside Cruise Night, Parkside Pizza & Ice Cream, 270 West Street, Bolton, CT 06232, every Wednesday, 4pm…”… More info – Here’s their Facebook page (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/parksidepizzact/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/15/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) WEDNESDAYS (starts on 7/6/2022; and then specific dates), Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...’Shake, Rattle, and Roll – Way Back Wednesdays – Presented by The Town of Branford Department of Parks and Recreation’…”… Quoting from the note and flyer wording that our friends the CT Shoreline Cars & Coffee folks posted today on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ctshorelinecarsandcoffee): “…Mark your calendars for Wednesdays in July at the Branford Town Hall. To participate in the car show, e-mail nardellasmusic@aol.com … Shake, Rattle, and Roll… Way Back Wednesdays, featuring classic hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s spun by DJ Dennis Nardella… July 6th … July 13th … July 20th … & July 27th … 6:00 to 8:00pm, weather permitting… Including a car show on Town Hall Drive… To participate in the car show, email NardellasMusic@aol.com …”… Sounds awesome! We went to a couple of these events last summer, and had a GREAT time!... More info – Please be sure to visit the Branford Parks & Recreation Department Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/BranfordParksandRec - and their main informational web site is located at: https://branfordct.myrec.com/info/default.aspx ... And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/9/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) WEDNESDAYS (started 5/18/2022), Colchester (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Good Times Motoring Club Presents ‘Third Wednesday Cruise Nights’ for 2022,” 5pm-on, at the Colchester Town Green, 80 Main Street/Route 85 (Green appears to be bounded by Main Street/Routes 85 & 16, Hayward Avenue, and Norwich Avenue), Colchester, CT 06415… No admission, however it appears that there is a 1988 cut-off (per what we found on a GTMC info page: https://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/blank-1) … Following dates for 2022: Weds 5/18 (rain date 5/25) … Weds 6/15 (rain date 6/22) … Weds 7/20 (rain date 7/27) … Weds 8/17 (rain date 8/24) … Weds 9/21 (rain date 9/28) … More info – Main GTMC web site is at: https://www.goodtimesmotoringclub.com/ and Facebook page (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) is at: https://www.facebook.com/Good-Times-Motoring-Club-1411136705883672/ … And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/20/2022)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/12/2021; see listing for other dates), Bozrah (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Bozrah Moose 950 Cruise 2021 at The Moose Club Grill – Presented by The Moose Riders Club”… Quoting from the poster that we saw shared in early April on the CT Car Shows and Meets Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018): “…Bozrah Moose Lodge 950 Cruise 2021, by The Moose Riders Club, at the Moose Club Grill… (list of dates) May 12 … May 26 … June 9 … June 23 … July 14 … July 28 … August 11 … August 25 … September 8 … September 22 … Rods, customs, antiques, muscle cars, special interest… Food services and beverages available… Info: 860-889-6856… No burn outs please…”… Additional info – We looked up the Bozrah Moose Lodge 950’s street address and it’s listed as 115 Fitchville Road, Bozrah, CT 06334… We also looked up the Bozrah Moose Riders Facebook page, and you can check ‘em out at: https://www.facebook.com/bozrahmooseriders ... A few more details – We subsequently ran across another copy of the 2021 flyer that appears to contain a bit more info about the cruises (including the hours they run, which are listed as: 5:00pm to 8:00pm, and also the recommended Exit # off of Route 2 to get there, which would be Exit 24) posted on the Facebook system by James Izzarelli (https://www.facebook.com/izzarelli1); thanks James!... And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/14/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) WEDNESDAYS (starts 5/12/2021), Prospect (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “…’Cruise At Poncho’s’ – Senor Poncho’s Restaurant”… Quoting from the listing that we ran across on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s Upcoming Cruise Nights page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/cruisecalendar.htm): “…May 12 and every Wednesday May Thru October 11, 2021 Prospect CT... Cruise At Poncho’s, Senor Poncho’s Restaurant, 280 Cheshire Road, Prospect, 5:00pm, Cars, Music, restaurant and bar will be open, All ages welcome, Admission is free 50/50, Pic of the week and Bucket Raffle. Every Wednesday from May 12-Columbus Day (Monday, October 11th) Contact Carl Montagano at 203-725-6704 or email at carl.montagano@sbcglobal.net …”… Flyer link: https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/Flyers2021/senorPonchos.pdf… Even more info – Please be sure to visit the official Facebook page of Seņor Panchos Prospect (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/SPProspect … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2021)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) THURSDAYS (listed to start 4/21/2022; runs thru 10/27/2022), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...Cruisin’ East Car Club Presents ‘The Thursday Night Cruise Night at Goodies Drive-In,’ 170 Cherry Street, Milford, CT… 6pm-9pm… Food, music, giveaways, trivia… ‘Cruisin’ the way it used to be’… Cut off 1985… Contact Phil 203-378-7684 or Bill 203-243-7824…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks to our friend Peggy Hall O’Hara for passing along the flyer via the Facebook system, from which all of the above info was transcribed. In her note accompanying the flyer that was posted today (4/21/2021), she added: “…Goodies Cruise starting tonight! See you there!...”… Sounds great! I’ve been to this cruise several times as a spectator and it’s always a great time with great cars and friendly folks!... More info – See their official web site at: https://goodiesmilford.com/ and/or visit their Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/goodiesmilford/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/21/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) THURSDAYS (listed to start 5/5/2022; presumably weekly—but better contact the organizers to make sure…), Ansonia (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...The Seymour Lions Club Summer Cruise Nights – Sponsored by Tire Shak,’ 5pm-8pm, at St. Sebastian Club, 86 Father Salemi Drive, Ansonia, CT 06401… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/352873506661711): “…Cruises will be held at St. Sebastian Club, 86 Father Salemi Dr., Ansonia, CT 06401… This show will be lots for fun for the whole family; we take pride in the part we play bringing car enthusiasts together to celebrate a time when the automobile was more than just an appliance. We invite all hot rods, street rods, rat rods, classic, custom, trucks, motorcycles and antiques to join us… As local car aficionados showcase their vintage, classic, and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles and all the work they have done on them, there are opportunities to network and uncover new ideas for local car enthusiasts… Trophies will be award for the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place car/truck winners also a motorcycle trophy will be award. Our sponsors pick the winners! Music raffles, socializing makes for a fun night!... For more information visit our web site www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/seymourct/ or our Facebook page @SeymourCTLions (https://www.facebook.com/SeymourCTLions/ - make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there --webmaster) or follow us on Instagram @seymourlions, email us seymourlions52@att.net or call Lion Melissa @ 203-430-9356 or Lion Corky @ 203-619-1571…”… And there you have it! The new location sounds fantastic, and speaking for myself, I’m looking forward to checking it out this season!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/21/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) THURSDAYS (starts 5/19/2022; appears to be weekly; no info on end date), South Glastonbury (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “... ‘Hops On The Hill Farm-To-Glass Brewery Cruise Nights,’ Thursdays, starting May 19th, weather permitting… At Hops On The Hill, 275 Dug Road, South Glastonbury, CT 06073… ‘…Come enjoy a beer and show off your hot rod/antique car/any make or model – all are welcome!...’…”… More info - https://hopsonthehillbrewery.com/ and/or their official Facebook page (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/hopsonthehillsog ... Additional note – Special Thanks to our friend Bill from South Glastonbury who gave us the heads-up on this event’s 2022 season kickoff!...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2022) 

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) THURSDAYS (starts 5/12/2022), Marlborough (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “The Farm At Carter Hill Cruise Night”… 5pm to 8pm, 85 East Hampton Road, Marlborough, CT 06447… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2787916808176683): “…Cruise night is back. This is not an event this is a night to come to the farm and meet other people with the same love of autos and have something to eat or drink from the Hogs Breath Tavern or The Screaming Goat Tap Room and Beer Garden and enjoy the farm. This will happen every Thursday night and a special one will be the 3rd Thursday of the month hosted by The Others Car club. Centrally located on Rt 66 in Marlborough Ct…”… And there you have it! Thanks, as always, to our friend Rick Stevenson for the heads up about this cool-sounding event!... More info – Please be sure to visit The Farm At Carter Hill’s” official Facebook page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/farmlifeonrt66/ … (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/11/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) THURSDAYS (starts 4/28/2022), Prospect (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...’The Rad Stallions Present – Thursday Night Car Cruise at Seņor Panchos of Prospect,' 5:00 pm to 9:00pm, at Seņor Panchos restaurant, 280 Cheshire Road, Prospect, CT 06712…"... Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/3211491829082221/): “…Come cruise on Thursday nights at Seņor Pancho's, 5p-9p, 280 Cheshire Rd, Prospect, CT… All makes and model cars are welcomed, no cut off year. Let's fill the lot!... Respect the lot and neighbors… Awards, raffles, and music on-site as well courtesy of the Prospect Car Club… Family friendly event, bring the kids, restaurant is opened to serve food and drinks. Happy hour specials…”… Sounds cool!... More info – Please be sure to check out the Rad Stallions Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/radstallions/ and also the same for Seņor Panchos of Prospect: https://www.facebook.com/SPProspect/ … webmaster’s note – We admit to being inexcusably slow getting this event onto our calendar, since from some research, it appears the actual Season Opener date was Thursday, April 28th. But, better late than never, I guess! Thanks Rad Stallions for all your work on these events, and contributing to the richness of our local-area car enthusiast scene!… (this event was added to this calendar as of 5/26/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) THURSDAYS (starts 7/21/2022), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - : “Gipper’s Restaurant Weekly Thursday Car Cruise”… 5pm-8pm, at Gipper’s Restaurant & Ale House, 304 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT 06460… All years, makes, and models welcome… Happy hour specials, prizes, 50/50 raffle… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/2271432426357061): “…Come down to Gipper’s for the weekly cruise night! Thursdays from 5-8pm. All makes and models welcome, no cutoff year. Happy hour specials, 50/50 raffle, prizes. Thursday is also Ladies Night!...”… Sounds cool!... More info – Please be sure to visit the “Gipper’s” Facebook page (and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/Gippers-Restaurant-Ale-House-122588371138733 ... And also their main web site at: https://www.gippersalehouse.com/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 7/20/2022)

TEMPORARILY CLOSED (per their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TailgatersCT) (***UPDATED FOR 2022***) THURSDAYS (not sure when it started--first saw notice on Facebook dated 6/24/2022), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...’Tailgater's Cruise Night,' Thursday nights, 5:00 pm to 8:00pm, at Tailgater's Bar & Grill, 290 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT... All cars welcomed, no cut-off year... Cars, raffle, prizes, music, happy hour specials... Music by DJ V... Stay for the after party, 9pm-midnight, with throwback hits by DJ Tony... webmaster's note - We saw this via a Facebook post dated 6/24/2022 by Cars and Coffee Events (https://www.facebook.com/carsandcoffeeevents/), with the note: "...New Event Added: Tailgater's Bar and Grill Cruise Night..."... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/27/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) THURSDAYS (not sure when it started--first saw organizer's notice dated 6/24/2022, thru October), Hamden (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...’Connecticut Classic Chevy Cruise Night - at P&M On Whitney (formerly Donato's Pizza),' every Thursday, 5:00 pm to 9:00pm, at 3825 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT... Music by Mike & The Magic Time Machine... '...C'mon down for great cars, great food, and great music! Get together with old friends, and make some new ones!...'... An an accompanying note by Bob Civitelli (https://www.facebook.com/bob.civitelli) from the 6/24/2022 flyer post read as follows: "...Come to our New Cruise at P&M on Whitney, 3825 Whitney Aveue, Hamden, CT, 5 to 9pm. Great food, great music! June thru Oct.! Every Thursday..."... More info - Please make sure also to visit the CT Classic Chevy Club's Facebook page, and give 'em a "Like" while you're there, online at: https://www.facebook.com/CtClassicChevyClub ... And there you have it!... (this event was added to this calendar as of 6/27/2022)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) THURSDAYS (starts 4/29/2021; runs thru 9/30/2021), Enfield (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Cruisin’ at Mt. Carmel,” in Enfield, CT… The following was posted on 2/19/2021 by John B. (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1141058699337292/user/100007227395415/) on the CT Council of Car Clubs Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs): “…~~ Cruisin' Mt Carmel ~~ Sponsored by Trantolo & Trantolo… Come join us every Thursday. Free admission. Weekly car award… Use the Charles Street entrance located off Elm ST. (Rt 220)… DJ, Food/Beverages served. 5:00-8:00pm… 93 Park Ave, Enfield CT… WEATHER PERMITTING WE WILL START OUR 2021 CRUISE NIGHTS ON THURSDAY APRIL 29th – SEPTEMBER 30th … www.mtcarmelsociety.com , (860)745-8856…”… More info - Additionally, a flyer for this event was posted the same day on the CT Council of Car Clubs FB page by Gerald Leblanc (https://www.facebook.com/gerald.leblanc.31), which included the following additional info: “…Cruisin’ at Mt. Carmel, 93 Park Avenue, Enfield, CT… Every Thursday night 5:00-8:00pm… Fresh food, 50/50 raffle, free admission… Sponsored by Trantolo & Trantolo… Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Cruisinmtcarmel ...”… Sounds cool!... Make sure to visit that Cruisin’ Mt. Carmel Facebook page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/20/2021)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) FRIDAYS (starts on 6/17/2022; see the listing for other specific dates), East Berlin (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Uncle D’s Diner Cruisin’ Friday Nights 2022”… Uncle D’s Diner, 869 Mill Street, East Berlin, CT 06023… “…Cruise nights run 5-8pm, and the diner opens at 5:30pm… Featuring: Mark’s Trivia, Music, Trophies, 60/40, Raffle, and Great Food & Friends…”… webmaster’s note - The following Friday night dates were included on the flyer that Tom Salwocki (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009117097522) posted to the CT Council of Car Clubs’ Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/connecticutcouncilofcarclubs/), on April 8th, 2022: June 17th… July 15th … August 19th … September 30th … More info – Here’s their Facebook page (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/uncledsdiner … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/15/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) FRIDAYS (starts on 5/6/2022; runs thru September), Milford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...Blood Sweat & Gears Car Club 2022 Cruise Nights – ‘We’re Back to Milford McDonalds!’… Every Friday Night, May 6, 2022 through September, 6-9pm, weather permitting, at McDonalds Restaurant, 1376 Post Road, Milford, CT… Cut-off year 1981… Sponsored trophies, 50/50, and more!... Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/bloodsweatandgearscarclubconnecticut (webmaster’s note - Please be sure to visit their FB page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there)… New sponsors always welcome! Call or text Bob at 203-260-9754…”… More info – Please also be sure to view the BSG’s official web site at: https://www.bloodsweatandgearscarclub.org/ … (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) FRIDAYS (starts on 5/20/2022), Vernon (“Vernon-Manchester line”) (appears to be confirmed for 2022) – Tri-Town Cruzers Friday Night Cruise Nights at the old CT Golfland… Sorry we did not get this posted sooner, but our friend Rick Stevenson advised that the Tri-Town Cruzers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/114290658583546/) started up their Friday night cruise at the old Golfland on the Vernon-Manchester line as of this past Friday evening (5/20), and with a new sponsor: Trantolo & Trantolo (https://www.facebook.com/TrantoloAndTrantolo). Quoting from the Gerald Leblanc (https://www.facebook.com/gerald.leblanc.31Facebook post from a week or so ago that Rick forwarded: "...So it looks like the field is going to ready for a car show at the old site at golfland so Friday will Officially be our first show there will be food music and lots of cool cars. Show starts at 5pm till 8 pm hope to see you all… PS: we are looking for suggestions on a name for the show we will pick a winner and they will receive a $25 gas card from us. This is a Trantolo and Trantolo sponsored show..." ... Sounds great to us, and thanks again Rick for the heads up!... More info - For one more bit of hopefully useful info, the actual street address for the old CT Golfland appears to be: 95 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT 06066... And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 5/22/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) FRIDAYS (started already, not sure how long it runs), North Branford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...Marty Forbes’ Friday Night North Branford McDs and DQ 2022 Cruise Nights…”… Quoting from a post by the one and only Rockin’ Richard Phillips (https://www.facebook.com/richard.phillips.1042 -   who provides the rockin’ oldies music for this very long-running local Friday evening cruise night), on 6/6/2022, to the Freedom Forever Auto Club Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1622552494512734): “…The Friday night classic car cruise continues from 5pm to 8pm at the McDonalds and Dairy Queen stores in North Branford, Connecticut. Free raffle ticket when you bring a classic car! Drawing all night for great prizes. DJ Rockin' Richard spins those oldies but goodies…”… Sounds great—thanks Rockin’ Richard!... webmaster’s note – I had been hoping to find something in writing about this event for 2022, and thanks to Rockin’ Richard’s post, I can now add it to the SAAC Calendar (I don’t like to post stuff that I hear about via word-of-mouth, even though I’ve already personally been to this event once already this year, just this past Friday evening on 6/3/2022—and I can assure you, it’s as cool as ever!). Looking forward to coming back again soon!... Additional info - The McDonalds and Dairy Queen who are the host businesses for this cruise night are located at 280 Branford Road, North Branford, CT 06471, part of a larger shopping plaza called I think, “Central Plaza,” and you can think of it as also being located at the intersection of Routes 80 & 139 (I think Route 80 in this area is called “Foxon Road,” and Route 139 in this area is “Branford Road”)… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/8/2022)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) FRIDAYS (starts 5/21/2021), North Windham (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Classic Cruise Nights at the Aero Diner”… The following info is as posted by Gary Pomo (https://www.facebook.com/gary.pomo), on the CT Car Shows and Meets Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247943463484018), within the past day or so (and thanks again to our friend Rick Stevenson, for highlighting it, or else I would’ve missed it): “…YEA!... Classic Cruise nights are back at Aero Diner, Boston Post Rd. (North Windham, across from Walmart)… Friday, May 21…5:30… Great food specials… Music by Po'm and Paul obg duo… Pass the word… It’s great to have them back...”… More info – From the Aero Diner’s official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/50sdinerllc), the street address is listed as: 361 Boston Post Road, North Windham, CT 06256 … And there you have it… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/20/2021)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SATURDAYS (starts 5/14/2022; and then specific dates), Berlin (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Saturday Night Cruisin’ Classics at MidState Air Compressor – A Production of Connecticut Street Legends Car Club,” 5pm to 8pm, at MidState Air Compressor, 1492 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/272524408340313/): “…Come and enjoy a free night of classic car fun with good music, food, and friends. Trophies will be awarded and prizes will be available…”… Additional info - Here is the FULL LIST OF DATES for this event, that was also available at the Facebook event page (all are Saturdays, and all are listed to run from 5pm to 8pm): May 14th … June 11th … July 9th … August 13th … September 10th … Even more info – Here’s the official Facebook page for the Connecticut Street Legends Car Club (please make sure to visit their page and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there): https://www.facebook.com/ConnecticutStreetLegends ... And there you have it!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/7/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SATURDAYS (starts 5/14/2022; see other specific dates), Wallingford (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “…Charter Oak Firebird & Pontiac Club’s Saturday Cruise Nights 2022 at Duchess of Wallingford”… 4:00pm – 8:00pm, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, at Duchess restaurant, 124 Church Street, Wallingford, CT 06492… 2022 Schedule (no rain dates): 5/14 … 5/28 … 6/11 .. 6/25 … 7/9 … 7/23 … 8/13 … 8/27 … 9/10 … 9/24 … 10/8 … 10/22 … ‘…All classic, muscle, and specialty cars welcome! Classic imports too! (no tuners!)… Bigger trophies & better raffles!... 50/50 drawing, music, and more!... Parking available only at Duchess (Charter Oak Firebirds reserves the right to refuse entry to any vehicle or person. No alcohol, no burnouts, please come have fun and be safe…’… Brought to you by www.charteroakbirds.com … Club information: Brad 203-467-4482…”… webmaster’s note – All of the above info was transcribed from a flyer that our long-time old car friend Brad Benoit (https://www.facebook.com/brad.benoit.14) posted on the Facebook system in early March 2022. Brad’s note accompanying the flyer read: “…Hello Fellow Cruisers, Please see attached flyer for the Charter Oak Firebird 2022 Saturday night cruises. We hope to see you all there for a good time. All are welcomed. Charter Oak Firebird and Pontiac Club…”… More info – The Duchess of Wallingford Facebook page is located online at: https://www.facebook.com/Duchess-of-Wallingford-2100846016633055/ ... And there you have it... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/11/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SATURDAYS (every first and third of the month; starts 5/7/2022) Meriden (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “American Muscle Car Club’s Class Act Auto Wash Cruise Night,“…5pm to 8pm, at Class Act Auto Wash Featuring Premier Pet Wash, 1275 East Main Street, Meriden, CT 06450… Quoting from the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/723395132007891/): “…Come hang out with American Muscle Car Club at Class Act Auto Wash… Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 5-8 PM, 1275 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450… AMCC Cruise Nights are known for being informal and lots of fun. We're all about hanging out, talking cars, and having fun!... Trophies, 50/50 Raffle, Food, Music, and a friendly gearhead atmosphere…”… More info – Please make sure to visit (& “Like” while you’re there) the Facebook pages of AMCC at: https://www.facebook.com/americanmusclecarclubct , and also the Class Act Auto Wash at: https://www.facebook.com/classactautowashpremierpetwash ... Additional thoughts – We’ve attended several of these events over the years as both a spectator and participant, and they’re always a laid-back, friendly, great time! Hoping to get up to Meriden for at least a couple of these fun events this coming season! Thanks AMCC-ers for making it happen once again for 2022!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 3/14/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SATURDAYS (starts 4/23/2022) Monroe (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “Monroe Street Rodders Opening Night Cruise at Bill’s Drive-In”… Quoting from the listing we found on our friends the CT Seaport Car Club’s coming events page (https://www.ctseaportcarclub.com/carshows.htm): “…Saturday, April 23, 2022 Monroe CT, OPENING CRUISE of 2022… Monroe Street Rodders Opening Night Cruise at Bills Drive-In… Classic car cruise with the Monroe Street Rodders Car Club at Bill's Drive In… Monroe Turnpike ( Rt.111)  Monroe, CT… 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm… Cut Off Year 1985… Trophies, 50/50 raffle and give-aways every week… Fun for the entire family… No alcohol, burnouts, strollers, bicycles, skateboards or pets… Covid Guidelines Strictly Followed …”… More info – Please also be sure to visit the Monroe Street Rodders’ Facebook page, and give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there: https://www.facebook.com/MonroeStreetRodders ...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/10/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SATURDAYS (every first of the month, starts on 5/7/2022; see listing for other specific dates), Old Saybrook (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...’American Legion Post 113 Car Show!’… Show held every first Saturday of the month, 9am to 3pm, from May thru September, 2022, at American Legion Post 113, 80 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT… Food, music, trophies, and a great time!... Show dates: May 7th … June 4th … July 2nd … August 6th … and September 3rd … Free Admission…”… webmaster’s note – We thank Charlie Calci (https://www.facebook.com/charlie.calci) for posting the flyer for this series of events at the “Shoreline Antique Auto Enthusiasts – Connecticut” Facebook group page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/372713469572291), which is where we transcribed all of the above info from… More info – Please also be sure to visit the Faulk Marcolini Newman American Legion Post 113 Old Saybrook CT official Facebook page (and be sure to give ‘em a “Like” while you’re there) online at: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLegionPost113OldSaybrookCt ...  (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/26/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SATURDAYS (starts on 5/21/2022; see listing for other specific dates), Uncasville (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - "...The Southeastern Connecticut Mustang Club presents – ‘Cruise Nights 2022 at The Center of Montville,’ 601 Route 32, Uncasville, CT 06382… All cars and trucks welcome, no cut-off dates… Sorry, no motorcycles… (List of dates): Saturday, May 21st, 5:00pm until 8:00pm … Saturday, June 18th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm … Saturday, July 16th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm … Saturday, August 20th, 5:00pm until 8:00pm … Saturday, September 17th, 4:00pm until 7:00pm … Appreciation trophies courtesy of Whaling City Ford… Great music, exciting raffle prizes, big 50/50 raffle… Food, drink, and ice cream by Mr. Hot Dog… All raffle proceeds go to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center… Rain dates are the following Saturday—for the latest cruise night and show info, see our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SCMC1 ... On the web: www.secmc.com … Please, no alcohol & no burnouts…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks very much to our friend Clem Brown (lxxvtr6@aol.com), who e-mailed us the flyer for this popular & long-running cruise night series, from which all of the above information was transcribed! From his note dated 4/26/2022: “…Hi Steve, attached is the flyer for our 2022 Cruise Nights. We're running a little late this year while waiting for all our sponsors to come back aboard but we're all set now…”… Sounds great, thanks Clem!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/27/2022)

(***UPDATED FOR 2022***) SATURDAYS (starts 4/30/2022; appears to be weekly; no info on end date), Pomfret (appears to be confirmed for 2022) - “... ‘Tri-State Cruisers Classic Car Club Weekly Cruise at Pizzaria 101/Loos & Co.,’ corner of Routes 169 & 101 in Pomfret, CT, on the grass, 5-8pm…”… webmaster’s note – Thanks again to our friend Rick Stevenson, via an e-mail dated 4/27/2022, who advised that “…Pomfret cruises start this Saturday…” (via his e-mail with the subject line “Pomfret cruises start April 30, 2022”); we are happy to pass along the info, and also recommend checking in with the organizers, at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Tri-State-Cruisers-Classic-Car-Club-131516450220126/ (make sure to visit and give ‘em a “Like”), and/or their web site: http://www.tri-statecruisers.com/ … And there you have it! Thanks again Rick for the heads up… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 4/28/2022)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (starts 6/12/2021 at NEW LOCATION), North Haven (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “DJ John Rozz Presents ‘Cruise at the New Address for Dino’s Seafood’,” 323 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473… Quoting from the John Rozz (https://www.facebook.com/john.rozz.5) post of June 11, 2021, to the CT Seaport Car Club’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ctseaportcarclub): “…This Saturday Finally. The New Dino’s Location… DJ John Rozz, Vintage Cars, Name That Tune, Best Seafood in Connecticut… Dancing, Prizes, Good Vibes & Awesome People… (starts) 3pm…”… More info – Here’s info from the accompanying poster that John Rozz also shared with his Facebook post: “…Dino’s Seafood, 203-239-5548, NEW ADDRESS: 323 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473… DJ John Rozz, 203-317-7129… Dino’s Gift Certificates will be given to all game/car winners…”… Sounds great to me! Looking forward to checking out this event, at the NEW location for Dino’s Seafood!... (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 6/15/2021)

(**UPDATED FOR 2021**) SATURDAYS (once a month, starts 3/20/2021, runs thru October; see list of dates), Branchburg (NEW JERSEY) (appears to be confirmed for 2021) - “Neshantic Station Car Show,” 7:30am to 1:00pm, 111 Elm Street, Branchburg, NJ 08853…. Quoting from the event flyer posted on the Hemmings dedicated info page (https://www.hemmings.com/events/detail?listing_id=58473) where this event was found (direct flyer link: https://assets.hemmings.com/uimage/77519114-0-0.jpg?rev=1): “…The popular Neshantic Station Flea Market is joined in 2021 by the new Neshantic Station Car Show! The Car Show will be held one Saturday each month from March through October, from 7:30am to 1:00pm… (list of dates): Saturday, March 20 … Saturday, April 17 … Saturday, May 15 … Saturday, June 12 … Saturday, July 17 … Saturday, August 14 … Saturday, September 18 … Saturday, October 16 … Registration: There is no charge for car owners to bring and show their cars, and all antique, classic, and collector cars, trucks, and other vehicles are welcome. We just ask car owners to email us at carshow@nechanic.organd register so we know how many vehicles to expect. In lieu of registration fee, we ask all car owners to bring a cash or food donation for the Somerset County Food Bank… The Car Show is just minutes from Routes 202 and 206. To find the location via GPS, enter “111 Elm Street, Branchburg, NJ”…”… webmaster’s note – Why a car show in New Jersey on the SAAC Calendar? Reason #1 is that it’s a nice early-season event (and we love the early season events), and Reason #2 is that it seems a lot of events more local to us are either not being planned yet (obviously due to COVID concerns), or are being planned and cancelled already (which is exceptionally depressing, and for the same reason), and Reason #3 is that it just plain sounds like fun, and if I have a free Saturday, I’ll definitely consider a drive out there to check it out—if not as a participant, at least as a spectator! New Jersey is a beautiful state to visit!… (this cruise/recurring event was added to this calendar as of 2/25/2021)

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